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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q16518: Variant p.Tyr239Asp

Retinoid isomerohydrolase
Gene: RPE65
Variant information

Variant position:  239
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 Tyrosine (Y) to Aspartate (D) at position 239 (Y239D, p.Tyr239Asp).
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 (Y) to medium size and acidic (D)
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 LCA2 and RP20; severely decreased retinol isomerase activity.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  239
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  533
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   PISKSEIVVQFPCSDRFKPS  Y VHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI
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                         PISKSEIVVQFPCSDRFKPSYVHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI

                              PISKSEVVVQFPCSDRFKPSYVHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI

Mouse                         PINKSEVVVQFPCSDRFKPSYVHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI

Rat                           PINKSEVVVQFPCSDRFKPSYVHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI

Bovine                        PISKSEIVVQFPCSDRFKPSYVHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI

Chicken                       PMNKSEVVVQFPCSDRFKPSYVHSFGLTPNYIVFVETPVKI

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 – 533 Retinoid isomerohydrolase
Metal binding 241 – 241 Iron; catalytic
Lipidation 231 – 231 S-palmitoyl cysteine; in membrane form
Mutagenesis 241 – 241 H -> A. Decreasing protein levels. Loss of enzymatic activity. Significantly decreased protein stability.


Literature citations

Evaluation of genotype-phenotype associations in Leber congenital amaurosis.
Galvin J.A.; Fishman G.A.; Stone E.M.; Koenekoop R.K.;
Retina 25:919-929(2005)
Cited for: VARIANTS LCA2 SER-40; TRP-91; TYR-182; ASP-239; GLU-393 AND ASP-473;

Predicting the pathogenicity of RPE65 mutations.
Philp A.R.; Jin M.; Li S.; Schindler E.I.; Iannaccone A.; Lam B.L.; Weleber R.G.; Fishman G.A.; Jacobson S.G.; Mullins R.F.; Travis G.H.; Stone E.M.;
Hum. Mutat. 30:1183-1188(2009)
Cited for: CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS LCA2 SER-40; GLN-44; GLN-91; TRP-91; ILE-101; ASP-239; ASN-318; PRO-408 AND VAL-434; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT LYS-321; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT RP20 THR-294;

Next-generation genetic testing for retinitis pigmentosa.
Neveling K.; Collin R.W.; Gilissen C.; van Huet R.A.; Visser L.; Kwint M.P.; Gijsen S.J.; Zonneveld M.N.; Wieskamp N.; de Ligt J.; Siemiatkowska A.M.; Hoefsloot L.H.; Buckley M.F.; Kellner U.; Branham K.E.; den Hollander A.I.; Hoischen A.; Hoyng C.; Klevering B.J.; van den Born L.I.; Veltman J.A.; Cremers F.P.; Scheffer H.;
Hum. Mutat. 33:963-972(2012)
Cited for: VARIANTS RP20 VAL-70; TRP-91; ASP-239 AND HIS-368;

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