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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P0C0L4: Variant p.Val418Ala

Complement C4-A
Gene: C4A
Variant information

Variant position:  418
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 Valine (V) to Alanine (A) at position 418 (V418A, p.Val418Ala).
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 (V) to small size and hydrophobic (A)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  0
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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Polymorphism:  The complement component C4 is the most polymorphic protein of the complement system. It is the product of 2 closely linked and highly homologous genes, C4A and C4B. Once polymorphic variation is discounted, the 2 isotypes differ by only 4 amino acids at positions 1120-1125: PCPVLD for C4A and LSPVIH for C4B. The 2 isotypes bear several antigenic determinants defining Chido/Rodgers blood group system [MIM:614374]. Rodgers determinants are generally associated with C4A allotypes, and Chido with C4B. Variations at these loci involve not only nucleotide polymorphisms, but also gene number and gene size. Some individuals may lack either C4A, or C4B gene. Partial deficiency of C4A or C4B is the most commonly inherited immune deficiency known in humans with a combined frequency over 31% in the normal Caucasian population (PubMed:11367523). C4A6 allotype is deficient in hemolytic activity. Allotype C4A13 is infrequent. Common copy-number variants of C4A and C4B affecting expression of complement component C4 in the brain have been associated with schizophrenia risk (PubMed:26814963).
Additional information on the polymorphism described.

Variant description:  In allotype C4A4.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

Sequence information

Variant position:  418
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  1744
The length of the canonical sequence.

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.

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.

Chain 20 – 675 Complement C4 beta chain
Beta strand 417 – 424

Literature citations

The structural basis of the multiple forms of human complement component C4.
Belt K.T.; Carroll M.C.; Porter R.R.;
Cell 36:907-914(1984)

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