UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P15090: Variant p.Glu23Asp

Fatty acid-binding protein, adipocyte
Gene: FABP4
Chromosomal location: 8q21
Variant information

Variant position:  23
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Unclassified
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 Glutamate (E) to Aspartate (D) at position 23 (E23D, p.Glu23Asp).
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:  Similar physico-chemical property. Both residues are medium size and acidic.
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  2
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).
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Variant description:  In a breast cancer sample; somatic mutation.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  23
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  132
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   DAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMK  E VGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNMII
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.

Human                         DAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNMII

Mouse                         DAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNMII

Rat                           DAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNLII

Pig                           DAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPNLII

Bovine                        DAFVGTWKLVSSENFDDYMKEVGVGFATRKVAGMAKPTLII

Caenorhabditis elegans        DKFFGRYQLDKSENFDEFLSSKGVNWFVRQMIKLAGLTKII

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.

TypePositionsDescription
Chain 2 – 132 Fatty acid-binding protein, adipocyte
Motif 22 – 32 Nuclear localization signal
Modified residue 13 – 13 Phosphoserine
Modified residue 20 – 20 Phosphotyrosine; by Tyr-kinases
Helix 17 – 24


Literature citations

The consensus coding sequences of human breast and colorectal cancers.
Sjoeblom T.; Jones S.; Wood L.D.; Parsons D.W.; Lin J.; Barber T.D.; Mandelker D.; Leary R.J.; Ptak J.; Silliman N.; Szabo S.; Buckhaults P.; Farrell C.; Meeh P.; Markowitz S.D.; Willis J.; Dawson D.; Willson J.K.V.; Gazdar A.F.; Hartigan J.; Wu L.; Liu C.; Parmigiani G.; Park B.H.; Bachman K.E.; Papadopoulos N.; Vogelstein B.; Kinzler K.W.; Velculescu V.E.;
Science 314:268-274(2006)
Cited for: VARIANT [LARGE SCALE ANALYSIS] ASP-23;

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