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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q8IWU9: Variant p.Arg55Cys

Tryptophan 5-hydroxylase 2
Gene: TPH2
Variant information

Variant position:  55
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  LB/B
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 Arginine (R) to Cysteine (C) at position 55 (R55C, p.Arg55Cys).
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 medium size and polar (C)
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:  The property of the variant is indistinguishable from the wild-type.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  55
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  490
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   TLNKPNSGKNDDKGNKGSSK  R EAATESGKTAVVFSLKNEVG
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                         TLNKPNSGKNDDK-GNKGSSKREAATESGKTAVVFSLKNEVG

Rhesus macaque                TLNKANSGKNDDK-GNKGSSKNETATESGKTAVVFSLKNEV

Mouse                         TQNKAI--KSEDKKSGKEPGKGDT-TESSKTAVVFSLKNEV

Rat                           TQNKATASKSEDKRSGK-----DT-SESSKTAVVFSLKNEV

Horse                         TVNKSNSGKNDDKKGNKGSSRSETAPDSGKTAVVFSLRNEV

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 1 – 490 Tryptophan 5-hydroxylase 2
Region 31 – 58 Disordered
Compositional bias 43 – 57 Basic and acidic residues


Literature citations

Functional properties of missense variants of human tryptophan hydroxylase 2.
McKinney J.A.; Turel B.; Winge I.; Knappskog P.M.; Haavik J.;
Hum. Mutat. 30:787-794(2009)
Cited for: CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS VAL-36; PRO-36; TYR-41; CYS-55; SER-206; TRP-303; VAL-328; HIS-441 AND GLU-479;

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