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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q16769: Variant p.Arg54Trp

Glutaminyl-peptide cyclotransferase
Gene: QPCT
Chromosomal location: 2p22.1-p22.3
Variant information

Variant position:  54
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Polymorphism
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 Tryptophan (W) at position 54 (R54W, p.Arg54Trp).
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 large size and aromatic (W)
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

Variant description:  Lowers activity by approximately 30%.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  54
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  361
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   SAWPEEKNYHQPAILNSSAL  R QIAEGTSISEMWQNDLQPLL
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                         SAWPEEKNYHQPAILNSSALRQIAEGTSISEMWQNDLQPLL

Mouse                         AAWTQEKNHHQPAHLNSSSLQQVAEGTSISEMWQNDLRPLL

Bovine                        VDWTQEKNYHQPALLNVSSLRQVAEGTSISEMWQNDLRPLL

Slime mold                    ---VQKEVKIKFKNLKSTLIKKYSESNM--EKIQKHLKHIL

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 29 – 361 Glutaminyl-peptide cyclotransferase
Glycosylation 49 – 49 N-linked (GlcNAc...) asparagine
Alternative sequence 41 – 89 Missing. In isoform 2.
Helix 50 – 59


Literature citations

Crystal structures of human glutaminyl cyclase, an enzyme responsible for protein N-terminal pyroglutamate formation.
Huang K.-F.; Liu Y.-L.; Cheng W.-J.; Ko T.-P.; Wang A.H.-J.;
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102:13117-13122(2005)
Cited for: X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (1.66 ANGSTROMS) OF 33-361; CATALYTIC ACTIVITY; MUTAGENESIS OF LYS-144; PHE-146; GLU-201; TRP-207; ASP-248; GLN-304; ASP-305; PHE-325 AND TRP-329; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT TRP-54;

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