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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P32245: Variant p.Asn62Ser

Melanocortin receptor 4
Gene: MC4R
Variant information

Variant position:  62
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  LP/P [Disclaimer]
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 Asparagine (N) to Serine (S) at position 62 (N62S, p.Asn62Ser).
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 (N) to small size and polar (S)
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

Variant description:  In obesity; shows a partial cAMP response to alpha-MSH.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  62
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  332
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   EQLFVSPEVFVTLGVISLLE  N ILVIVAIAKNKNLHSPMYFF
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                         EQLFVSPEVFVTLGVISLLENILVIVAIAKNKNLHSPMYFF

Mouse                         EQLFVSPEVFVTLGVISLLENILVIVAIAKNKNLHSPMYFF

Rat                           EQLFVSPEVFVTLGVISLLENILVIVAIAKNKNLHSPMYFF

Pig                           EQLFVSPEVFVTLGVISLLENILVIVAIAKNKNLHSPMYFF

Bovine                        EQLFVSPEVFVTLGVISLLENILVIVAIAKNKNLHSPMYFF

Zebrafish                     EQLLISTEIFLTLGLVSLLENILVIAAIVKNKNLHSPMYFF

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 – 332 Melanocortin receptor 4
Transmembrane 44 – 69 Helical; Name=1
Helix 48 – 70


Literature citations

Mutations in the human melanocortin-4 receptor gene associated with severe familial obesity disrupts receptor function through multiple molecular mechanisms.
Yeo G.S.H.; Lank E.J.; Farooqi I.S.; Keogh J.; Challis B.G.; O'Rahilly S.;
Hum. Mol. Genet. 12:561-574(2003)
Cited for: VARIANTS OBESITY SER-62; ASP-97; PRO-106; LYS-125; GLN-165; THR-175; ILE-253; TYR-271 AND SER-316; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS OBESITY SER-62; ASP-97; PRO-106; LYS-125; GLN-165; THR-175; ILE-253; TYR-271 AND SER-316;

Clinical spectrum of obesity and mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor gene.
Farooqi I.S.; Keogh J.M.; Yeo G.S.H.; Lank E.J.; Cheetham T.; O'Rahilly S.;
N. Engl. J. Med. 348:1085-1095(2003)
Cited for: VARIANTS OBESITY ALA-11; SER-62; ASP-97; LYS-125; GLN-165; THR-175; TYR-271; ARG-271 AND SER-316; VARIANTS ILE-103; MET-112 AND LEU-251; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS OBESITY ALA-11; SER-62; ASP-97; LYS-125; GLN-165; THR-175; TYR-271 AND SER-316; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS ILE-103; MET-112 AND LEU-251; FUNCTION;

Disclaimer: Any medical or genetic information present in this entry is provided for research, educational and informational purposes only. They are not in any way intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnostic, treatment or care.