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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P02724: Variant p.Arg50Trp

Glycophorin-A
Gene: GYPA
Variant information

Variant position:  50
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 50 (R50W, p.Arg50Trp).
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

Polymorphism:  Along with GYPB, GYPA is responsible for the MNS blood group system [MIM:111300]. The molecular basis of the GPA M/N bloodgroup antigen is a variation at positions 20 and 24. Ser-20 and Gly-24 correspond to M (shown); 'Leu-20' and 'Glu-24' correspond to N.GYPA polymorphisms are involved in resistance to malaria [MIM:611162]. -
Additional information on the polymorphism described.

Variant description:  In Or antigen.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  50
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  150
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   STSSSVTKSYISSQTNDTHK  R DTYAATPRAHEVSEISVRTV
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                         STSSSVTKSY---------ISSQTNDTHKRDTYAATPRAHEVS-------EISVRTV

                              EIIPHEISSK---------LPTQAGFISTEDPSFNTPSTRQ

Chimpanzee                    TSTSSVTKSY---------ISSETSDKHKWDTYPATPRAHE

Mouse                         EHSPSLSGSDSLLQITTPVVASTVGNPNQHSATMSTPAIHV

Pig                           -TETPVTGEQ---------GSATPGNVSNATVTAGKPSATS

Horse                         TGSPPIAGTS----------------DLSTITSAATPTFTT

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 – 150 Glycophorin-A
Topological domain 20 – 91 Extracellular
Glycosylation 30 – 30 O-linked (GalNAc...) serine
Glycosylation 31 – 31 O-linked (GalNAc...) threonine
Glycosylation 32 – 32 O-linked (GalNAc...) serine
Glycosylation 36 – 36 O-linked (GalNAc...) threonine
Glycosylation 38 – 38 O-linked (GalNAc...) serine
Glycosylation 41 – 41 O-linked (GalNAc...) serine
Glycosylation 44 – 44 O-linked (GalNAc...) threonine
Glycosylation 45 – 45 N-linked (GlcNAc...) asparagine
Glycosylation 52 – 52 O-linked (GalNAc...) threonine
Glycosylation 56 – 56 O-linked (GalNAc...) threonine
Glycosylation 63 – 63 O-linked (GalNAc...) serine
Glycosylation 66 – 66 O-linked (GalNAc...) serine
Glycosylation 69 – 69 O-linked (GalNAc...) threonine


Literature citations

No reference for the current variant in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.

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