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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot O95140: Variant p.Gln276Arg

Gene: MFN2
Variant information

Variant position:  276
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Disease [Disclaimer]
The variants are classified into three categories: Disease, Polymorphism and Unclassified.
  • Disease: Variants implicated in disease according to literature reports.
  • Polymorphism: Variants not reported to be implicated in disease.
  • Unclassified: Variants with uncertain implication in disease according to literature reports. Evidence against or in favor of a pathogenic role is limited and/or conflicting.

Residue change:  From Glutamine (Q) to Arginine (R) at position 276 (Q276R, p.Gln276Arg).
Indicates the amino acid change of the variant. The one-letter and three-letter codes for amino acids used in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot are those adopted by the commission on Biochemical Nomenclature of the IUPAC-IUB.

Physico-chemical properties:  Change from medium size and polar (Q) to large size and basic (R)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  1
The score within a Blosum matrix for the corresponding wild-type to variant amino acid change. The log-odds score measures the logarithm for the ratio of the likelihood of two amino acids appearing by chance. The Blosum62 substitution matrix is used. This substitution matrix contains scores for all possible exchanges of one amino acid with another:
  • Lowest score: -4 (low probability of substitution).
  • Highest score: 11 (high probability of substitution).
More information can be found on the following page

Involvement in disease:  Neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensory, 6A (HMSN6A) [MIM:601152]: An autosomal dominant neurologic disorder characterized by optic atrophy and peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy manifesting as axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, characterized by progressive weakness and atrophy, initially of the peroneal muscles and later of the distal muscles of the arms. It is classified in two main groups on the basis of electrophysiologic properties and histopathology: primary peripheral demyelinating neuropathies and primary peripheral axonal neuropathies. Peripheral axonal neuropathies are characterized by signs of axonal regeneration in the absence of obvious myelin alterations, and normal or slightly reduced nerve conduction velocities. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:16437557, ECO:0000269|PubMed:20350294, ECO:0000269|PubMed:24604904, ECO:0000269|PubMed:26085578}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
The name and a short description of the disease associated with the variant. For more information about the disease, the user can refer to OMIM, following the link provided after the disease acronym.

Variant description:  In HMSN6A.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

Other resources:  
Links to websites of interest for the variant.

Sequence information

Variant position:  276
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  757
The length of the canonical sequence.

The residue change on the sequence. Unless the variant is located at the beginning or at the end of the protein sequence, both residues upstream (20) and downstream (20) of the variant will be shown.

Residue conservation: 
The multiple alignment of the region surrounding the variant against various orthologous sequences.




Sequence annotation in neighborhood:  
The regions or sites of interest surrounding the variant. In general the features listed are posttranslational modifications, binding sites, enzyme active sites, local secondary structure or other characteristics reported in the cited references. The "Sequence annotation in neighborhood" lines have a fixed format:
  • Type: the type of sequence feature.
  • Positions: endpoints of the sequence feature.
  • Description: contains additional information about the feature.

Chain 1 – 757 Mitofusin-2
Topological domain 1 – 604 Cytoplasmic
Domain 93 – 342 Dynamin-type G
Region 288 – 288 G5 motif
Alternative sequence 1 – 302 Missing. In isoform 2.
Mutagenesis 259 – 259 R -> A. Loss of function in promoting mitochondrial fusion.
Mutagenesis 259 – 259 R -> L. Does not affect its ability to cluster mitochondria; when overexpressed.
Mutagenesis 260 – 260 W -> A. Loss of function in promoting mitochondrial fusion.
Mutagenesis 266 – 266 E -> A. Loss of function in promoting mitochondrial fusion.

Literature citations

Axonal neuropathy with optic atrophy is caused by mutations in mitofusin 2.
Zuechner S.; De Jonghe P.; Jordanova A.; Claeys K.G.; Guergueltcheva V.; Cherninkova S.; Hamilton S.R.; Van Stavern G.; Krajewski K.M.; Stajich J.; Tournev I.; Verhoeven K.; Langerhorst C.T.; de Visser M.; Baas F.; Bird T.; Timmerman V.; Shy M.; Vance J.M.;
Ann. Neurol. 59:276-281(2006)
Cited for: VARIANTS HMSN6A TRP-94; ILE-206; ARG-276; TYR-361 AND TRP-364;

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