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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P40692: Variant p.Trp666Arg

DNA mismatch repair protein Mlh1
Gene: MLH1
Variant information

Variant position:  666
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  US
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 Tryptophan (W) to Arginine (R) at position 666 (W666R, p.Trp666Arg).
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 aromatic (W) to large size and basic (R)
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:  In HNPCC2; unknown pathological significance; no effect on MLH1 splicing.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  666
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  756
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   YVPPLEGLPIFILRLATEVN  W DEEKECFESLSKECAMFYSI
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                         YVPPLEGLPIFILRLATEV-NWDEEKECFESLSKECAMFYSI

Mouse                         YVPPLEGLPIFILRLATEV-NWDEEKECFESLSKECAMFYS

Rat                           YVPPLEGLPIFILRLATEV-NW-DEEECFESLSKECAVFYS

Slime mold                    YVPCTDNLPIFLLKLATEV-EWEFEKECFAGIVKEISSFFK

Baker's yeast                 YIPSLVKLPFFIYRLGKEV-DWEDEQECLDGILREIALLYI

Fission yeast                 YHPPFEQLPLLISSLTPKFFDWLDEKSCLNGIMKAIAKFYV

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 2 – 756 DNA mismatch repair protein Mlh1


Literature citations

A large fraction of unclassified variants of the mismatch repair genes MLH1 and MSH2 is associated with splicing defects.
Tournier I.; Vezain M.; Martins A.; Charbonnier F.; Baert-Desurmont S.; Olschwang S.; Wang Q.; Buisine M.P.; Soret J.; Tazi J.; Frebourg T.; Tosi M.;
Hum. Mutat. 29:1412-1424(2008)
Cited for: VARIANT HNPCC2 ILE-330 DEL; VARIANTS HIS-41; ARG-67; ARG-77; SER-98; SER-101; ASP-101; LYS-116; MET-117; ASN-126; MET-213; SER-215; SER-216; PHE-260; CYS-265; HIS-265; ASP-320; ALA-326; ILE-330 DEL; TRP-474; GLN-474; ASP-539; PRO-549; THR-551; ARG-585; ARG-603; HIS-607; PRO-619; SER-640; LEU-640; VAL-655; SER-656; ARG-666; THR-681 AND ARG-689;

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