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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q9C0K1: Variant p.Ala391Thr

Metal cation symporter ZIP8
Gene: SLC39A8
Variant information

Variant position:  391
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  LB/B
The variants are classified into three categories: LP/P, LB/B and US.
  • LP/P: likely pathogenic or pathogenic.
  • LB/B: likely benign or benign.
  • US: uncertain significance

Residue change:  From Alanine (A) to Threonine (T) at position 391 (A391T, p.Ala391Thr).
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 small size and hydrophobic (A) to medium size and polar (T)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  0
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:  No effect on protein abundance; decreased cadmium ion transmembrane transport; increased resistance to cadmium cytotoxicity; associated with decreased activity of manganese-dependent enzymes.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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

Sequence information

Variant position:  391
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  460
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 23 – 460 Metal cation symporter ZIP8
Transmembrane 389 – 409 Helical

Literature citations

Hepatic metal ion transporter ZIP8 regulates manganese homeostasis and manganese-dependent enzyme activity.
Lin W.; Vann D.R.; Doulias P.T.; Wang T.; Landesberg G.; Li X.; Ricciotti E.; Scalia R.; He M.; Hand N.J.; Rader D.J.;
J. Clin. Invest. 127:2407-2417(2017)

A blood pressure-associated variant of the SLC39A8 gene influences cellular cadmium accumulation and toxicity.
Zhang R.; Witkowska K.; Afonso Guerra-Assuncao J.; Ren M.; Ng F.L.; Mauro C.; Tucker A.T.; Caulfield M.J.; Ye S.;
Hum. Mol. Genet. 25:4117-4126(2016)

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