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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q9BXB7: Variant p.Arg283Gln

Spermatogenesis-associated protein 16
Gene: SPATA16
Variant information

Variant position:  283
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 Arginine (R) to Glutamine (Q) at position 283 (R283Q, p.Arg283Gln).
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 large size and basic (R) to medium size and polar (Q)
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).
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Involvement in disease:  Spermatogenic failure 6 (SPGF6) [MIM:102530]: An infertility disorder caused by spermatogenesis defects. The most prominent feature is the malformation of the acrosome, which can be totally absent in most severe cases. Additional features are an abnormal nuclear shape and abnormal arrangement of the mitochondria of the spermatozoon. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:17847006}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. An autosomal recessive variation of SPATA16 has been shown to be responsible for the disease in a consanguineous family with members homozygous for the variation.
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 SPGF6.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  283
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  569
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   RNHLRQATVFRCLERYSEAA  R SAMIADYMFWLGGGREESIS
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.

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 1 – 569 Spermatogenesis-associated protein 16


Literature citations

Homozygous mutation in SPATA16 is associated with male infertility in human globozoospermia.
Dam A.H.; Koscinski I.; Kremer J.A.; Moutou C.; Jaeger A.S.; Oudakker A.R.; Tournaye H.; Charlet N.; Lagier-Tourenne C.; van Bokhoven H.; Viville S.;
Am. J. Hum. Genet. 81:813-820(2007)
Cited for: VARIANT SPGF6 GLN-283;

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