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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P08243: Variant p.Arg550Cys

Asparagine synthetase [glutamine-hydrolyzing]
Gene: ASNS
Variant information

Variant position:  550
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  LP/P [Disclaimer]
The variants are classified into three categories: LP/P, LB/B and US.
  • LP/P: likely pathogenic or pathogenic.
  • LB/B: likely benign or benign.
  • US: uncertain significance

Residue change:  From Arginine (R) to Cysteine (C) at position 550 (R550C, p.Arg550Cys).
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 (C)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  -3
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

Variant description:  In ASNSD; increases level of protein abundance.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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

Sequence information

Variant position:  550
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  561
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.

Residue conservation: 
The multiple alignment of the region surrounding the variant against various orthologous sequences.


Mouse                         ADWLT-HYWMPK--WINATDPSARTLTHYKSA

Rat                           ADWLT-HYWMPK--WINATDPSARTLTHYKST

Bovine                        ADWLP-HYWMPR--WTNATDPSARTLTHYKAA

Chicken                       SSWLP-HYWMPR--WVEATDPSARTLKHYKSA

Slime mold                    ECMETVQRWIPT--WGASQDPSGRAQKVHLST


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 2 – 561 Asparagine synthetase [glutamine-hydrolyzing]
Modified residue 545 – 545 Phosphothreonine
Modified residue 557 – 557 Phosphoserine

Literature citations

Deficiency of asparagine synthetase causes congenital microcephaly and a progressive form of encephalopathy.
Ruzzo E.K.; Capo-Chichi J.M.; Ben-Zeev B.; Chitayat D.; Mao H.; Pappas A.L.; Hitomi Y.; Lu Y.F.; Yao X.; Hamdan F.F.; Pelak K.; Reznik-Wolf H.; Bar-Joseph I.; Oz-Levi D.; Lev D.; Lerman-Sagie T.; Leshinsky-Silver E.; Anikster Y.; Ben-Asher E.; Olender T.; Colleaux L.; Decarie J.C.; Blaser S.; Banwell B.; Joshi R.B.; He X.P.; Patry L.; Silver R.J.; Dobrzeniecka S.; Islam M.S.; Hasnat A.; Samuels M.E.; Aryal D.K.; Rodriguiz R.M.; Jiang Y.H.; Wetsel W.C.; McNamara J.O.; Rouleau G.A.; Silver D.L.; Lancet D.; Pras E.; Mitchell G.A.; Michaud J.L.; Goldstein D.B.;
Neuron 80:429-441(2013)

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