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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q99250: Variant p.Arg853Gln

Sodium channel protein type 2 subunit alpha
Gene: SCN2A
Variant information

Variant position:  853
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 Arginine (R) to Glutamine (Q) at position 853 (R853Q, p.Arg853Gln).
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 basic (R) 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:  Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 11 (EIEE11) [MIM:613721]: An autosomal dominant seizure disorder characterized by neonatal or infantile onset of refractory seizures with resultant delayed neurologic development and persistent neurologic abnormalities. Patients may progress to West syndrome, which is characterized by tonic spasms with clustering, arrest of psychomotor development, and hypsarrhythmia on EEG. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:19783390, ECO:0000269|PubMed:19786696, ECO:0000269|PubMed:20956790, ECO:0000269|PubMed:22677033, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23033978, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23195492, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23550958, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23662938, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23708187, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23935176, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23988467, ECO:0000269|PubMed:24463883, ECO:0000269|PubMed:24579881, ECO:0000269|PubMed:24659627, ECO:0000269|PubMed:24710820, ECO:0000269|PubMed:25457084, ECO:0000269|PubMed:25459969, ECO:0000269|PubMed:25772804, ECO:0000269|PubMed:25818041, ECO:0000269|PubMed:26138355, ECO:0000269|PubMed:26291284, ECO:0000269|PubMed:26993267, ECO:0000269|PubMed:27864847, ECO:0000269|PubMed:29625812, ECO:0000269|PubMed:29844171, ECO:0000269|PubMed:30144217, ECO:0000269|PubMed:30415926}. 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 EIEE11; phenotype consistent with West syndrome; decreased neuronal excitability; decreased peak sodium current densities; loss of function.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  853
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  2005
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   LSLMELGLANVEGLSVLRSF  R LLRVFKLAKSWPTLNMLIKI
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                         LSLMELGLANVEGLSVLRSFRLLRVFKLAKSWPTLNMLIKI

Mouse                         LSLMELGLANVEGLSVLRSFRLLRVFKLAKSWPTLNMLIKI

Rat                           LSLMELGLANVEGLSVLRSFRLLRVFKLAKSWPTLNMLIKI

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 – 2005 Sodium channel protein type 2 subunit alpha
Transmembrane 846 – 863 Helical; Name=S4 of repeat II
Repeat 741 – 1013 II
Helix 847 – 862


Literature citations

Clinical spectrum of SCN2A mutations expanding to Ohtahara syndrome.
Nakamura K.; Kato M.; Osaka H.; Yamashita S.; Nakagawa E.; Haginoya K.; Tohyama J.; Okuda M.; Wada T.; Shimakawa S.; Imai K.; Takeshita S.; Ishiwata H.; Lev D.; Lerman-Sagie T.; Cervantes-Barragan D.E.; Villarroel C.E.; Ohfu M.; Writzl K.; Gnidovec Strazisar B.; Hirabayashi S.; Chitayat D.; Myles Reid D.; Nishiyama K.; Kodera H.; Nakashima M.; Tsurusaki Y.; Miyake N.; Hayasaka K.; Matsumoto N.; Saitsu H.;
Neurology 81:992-998(2013)
Cited for: VARIANTS EIEE11 GLY-169; ASP-212; ASP-213; SER-236; THR-263; GLN-853; THR-876; LYS-999; VAL-1323; LEU-1326; TYR-1336; THR-1338; ASN-1623 AND LEU-1629;

De novo R853Q mutation of SCN2A gene and West syndrome.
Samanta D.; Ramakrishnaiah R.;
Acta Neurol. Belg. 115:773-776(2015)
Cited for: VARIANT EIEE11 GLN-853;

Dynamic action potential clamp predicts functional separation in mild familial and severe de novo forms of SCN2A epilepsy.
Berecki G.; Howell K.B.; Deerasooriya Y.H.; Cilio M.R.; Oliva M.K.; Kaplan D.; Scheffer I.E.; Berkovic S.F.; Petrou S.;
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115:E5516-E5525(2018)
Cited for: VARIANTS EIEE11 GLN-853 AND GLN-1882; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS EIEE11 GLN-853 AND GLN-1882; VARIANT BFIS3 VAL-1563; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT BFIS3 VAL-1563; FUNCTION;

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