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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P04350: Variant p.Asp249Asn

Tubulin beta-4A chain
Gene: TUBB4A
Chromosomal location: 19p13.3
Variant information

Variant position:  249
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 Aspartate (D) to Asparagine (N) at position 249 (D249N, p.Asp249Asn).
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 acidic (D) to medium size and polar (N)
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:  Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 6 (HLD) [MIM:612438]: A neurologic disorder characterized by onset in infancy or early childhood of delayed motor development and gait instability, followed by extrapyramidal movement disorders, such as dystonia, choreoathetosis, rigidity, opisthotonus, and oculogyric crises, progressive spastic tetraplegia, ataxia, and, more rarely, seizures. Most patients have cognitive decline and speech delay, but some can function normally. Brain MRI shows a combination of hypomyelination, cerebellar atrophy, and atrophy or disappearance of the putamen. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:23582646}. 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 HLD.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  249
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  444
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   VSATMSGVTTCLRFPGQLNA  D LRKLAVNMVPFPRLHFFMPG
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                         VSATMSGVTTCLRFPGQLNADLRKLAVNMVPFPRLHFFMPG

Mouse                         VSATMSGVTTCLRFPGQLNADLRKLAVNMVPFPRLHFFMPG

Bovine                        VSATMSGVTTCLRFPGQLNADLRKLAVNMVPFPRLHFFMPG

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 – 444 Tubulin beta-4A chain


Literature citations

A de novo mutation in the beta-tubulin gene TUBB4A results in the leukoencephalopathy hypomyelination with atrophy of the basal ganglia and cerebellum.
Simons C.; Wolf N.I.; McNeil N.; Caldovic L.; Devaney J.M.; Takanohashi A.; Crawford J.; Ru K.; Grimmond S.M.; Miller D.; Tonduti D.; Schmidt J.L.; Chudnow R.S.; van Coster R.; Lagae L.; Kisler J.; Sperner J.; van der Knaap M.S.; Schiffmann R.; Taft R.J.; Vanderver A.;
Am. J. Hum. Genet. 92:767-773(2013)
Cited for: VARIANT HLD ASN-249;

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