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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P16234: Variant p.Asn659Ser

Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha
Gene: PDGFRA
Variant information

Variant position:  659
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  Unclassified
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 Asparagine (N) to Serine (S) at position 659 (N659S, p.Asn659Ser).
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 polar (N) to small size and polar (S)
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).
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Variant description:  In a hypereosinophilic syndrome sample; constitutively activated kinase.
Any additional useful information about the variant.



Sequence information

Variant position:  659
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  1089
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   QALMSELKIMTHLGPHLNIV  N LLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY
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                         QALMSELKIMTHLGPHLNIVNLLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY

Mouse                         QALMSELKIMTHLGPHLNIVNLLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY

Rat                           QALMSELKIMTHLGPHLNIVNLLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY

Chicken                       QALMSELKIMTHLGPHLNIVNLLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY

Xenopus laevis                QALMSELKIMTHLGAHLNIVNLLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY

Zebrafish                     QALMSELKIMTHLGPHLNIVNLLGACTKSGPIYIITEYCFY

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 24 – 1089 Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha
Topological domain 550 – 1089 Cytoplasmic
Domain 593 – 954 Protein kinase
Alternative sequence 219 – 1089 Missing. In isoform 2.


Literature citations

Novel imatinib-sensitive PDGFRA-activating point mutations in hypereosinophilic syndrome induce growth factor independence and leukemia-like disease.
Elling C.; Erben P.; Walz C.; Frickenhaus M.; Schemionek M.; Stehling M.; Serve H.; Cross N.C.; Hochhaus A.; Hofmann W.K.; Berdel W.E.; Muller-Tidow C.; Reiter A.; Koschmieder S.;
Blood 117:2935-2943(2011)
Cited for: FUNCTION IN PHOSPHORYLATION OF STAT 5A AND/OR STAT5B; ROLE IN HYPEREOSINOPHILIC SYNDROME; VARIANTS GLY-481; PRO-507; MET-562; ARG-570; GLN-650; SER-659; PRO-705; GLY-748 AND SER-849; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS GLY-481; PRO-507; MET-562; ARG-570; GLN-650; SER-659; PRO-705; GLY-748 AND SER-849; ACTIVITY REGULATION;

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