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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P61916: Variant p.Cys47Phe

NPC intracellular cholesterol transporter 2
Gene: NPC2
Variant information

Variant position:  47
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 Cysteine (C) to Phenylalanine (F) at position 47 (C47F, p.Cys47Phe).
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 (C) to large size and aromatic (F)
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).
More information can be found on the following page

Variant description:  In NPC2; leads to the synthesis of misfolded recombinant proteins that colocalized with an endoplasmic reticulum marker; normally secreted but unable to correct cholesterol storage in NPC2-deficient cells.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  47
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  151
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   CGSVDGVIKEVNVSPCPTQP  C QLSKGQSYSVNVTFTSNIQS
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 20 – 151 NPC intracellular cholesterol transporter 2
Glycosylation 58 – 58 N-linked (GlcNAc...) asparagine
Disulfide bond 27 – 140
Disulfide bond 42 – 47
Beta strand 47 – 50


Literature citations

Identification of 58 novel mutations in Niemann-Pick disease type C: correlation with biochemical phenotype and importance of PTC1-like domains in NPC1.
Park W.D.; O'Brien J.F.; Lundquist P.A.; Kraft D.L.; Vockley C.W.; Karnes P.S.; Patterson M.C.; Snow K.;
Hum. Mutat. 22:313-325(2003)
Cited for: VARIANTS NPC2 MET-30; PHE-47 AND PHE-93;

Niemann-Pick type C disease: subcellular location and functional characterization of NPC2 proteins with naturally occurring missense mutations.
Chikh K.; Rodriguez C.; Vey S.; Vanier M.T.; Millat G.;
Hum. Mutat. 26:20-28(2005)
Cited for: VARIANT NPC2 ARG-99; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS NPC2 METH-39; PHE-47; PRO-67; PHE-93 AND ARG-99; SUBCELLULAR LOCATION; FUNCTION;

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