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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q15858: Variant p.Pro149Gln

Sodium channel protein type 9 subunit alpha
Gene: SCN9A
Variant information

Variant position:  149
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Disease [Disclaimer]
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 Proline (P) to Glutamine (Q) at position 149 (P149Q, p.Pro149Gln).
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 medium size and hydrophobic (P) to medium size and polar (Q)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  -1
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

Involvement in disease:  Febrile seizures, familial, 3B (FEB3B) [MIM:613863]: Seizures associated with febrile episodes in childhood without any evidence of intracranial infection or defined pathologic or traumatic cause. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to 5 years. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:19763161}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
The name and a short description of the disease associated with the variant. For more information about the disease, the user can refer to OMIM, following the link provided after the disease acronym.

Variant description:  In FEB3B.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  149
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  1988
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   SMLIMCTILTNCIFMTMNNP  P DWTKNVEYTFTGIYTFESLV
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                         SMLIMCTILTNCIFMTMNNPPDWTKNVEYTFTGIYTFESLV

Mouse                         SMLIMCTILTNCIFMTMSNPPDWTKNVEYTFTGIYTFESLI

Rat                           SMLIMCTILTNCIFMTLSNPPEWTKNVEYTFTGIYTFESLI

Rabbit                        SMLIMCTILTNCIFMTMNNPAEWTKNVEYTFTGIYTFESLV

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 – 1988 Sodium channel protein type 9 subunit alpha
Topological domain 146 – 152 Extracellular
Repeat 112 – 410 I


Literature citations

A role of SCN9A in human epilepsies, as a cause of febrile seizures and as a potential modifier of Dravet syndrome.
Singh N.A.; Pappas C.; Dahle E.J.; Claes L.R.; Pruess T.H.; De Jonghe P.; Thompson J.; Dixon M.; Gurnett C.; Peiffer A.; White H.S.; Filloux F.; Leppert M.F.;
PLoS Genet. 5:E1000649-E1000649(2009)
Cited for: VARIANTS GEFS+7 TYR-641 AND ARG-666; VARIANTS FEB3B VAL-62 AND GLN-149; VARIANTS MET-228; ASN-490; LYS-519; MET-695; TYR-710; VAL-750; PHE-1134; GLN-1171 AND VAL-1278;

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