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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P32245: Variant p.Val253Ile

Melanocortin receptor 4
Gene: MC4R
Variant information

Variant position:  253
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 Valine (V) to Isoleucine (I) at position 253 (V253I, p.Val253Ile).
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 hydrophobic.
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  3
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:  Obesity (OBESITY) [MIM:601665]: A condition characterized by an increase of body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of excessive accumulation of body fat. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:10199800, ECO:0000269|PubMed:11443223, ECO:0000269|PubMed:11487744, ECO:0000269|PubMed:12588803, ECO:0000269|PubMed:12646665, ECO:0000269|PubMed:14671178, ECO:0000269|PubMed:14764818, ECO:0000269|PubMed:15486053}. 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 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:  253
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  332
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 – 332 Melanocortin receptor 4
Transmembrane 249 – 271 Helical; Name=6

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;

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