Home  |  Contact

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q71SY5: Variant p.Tyr39Cys

Mediator of RNA polymerase II transcription subunit 25
Gene: MED25
Variant information

Variant position:  39
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 Tyrosine (Y) to Cysteine (C) at position 39 (Y39C, p.Tyr39Cys).
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 aromatic (Y) to medium size and polar (C)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  -2
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:  Basel-Vanagaite-Smirin-Yosef syndrome (BVSYS) [MIM:616449]: An autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by eye, brain, cardiac and palatal abnormalities as well as growth retardation, microcephaly and severe intellectual disability. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:25792360}. 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 BVSYS; the mutation impairs interaction with the Mediator complex.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  39
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  747
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   VFVIEGTANLGPYFEGLRKH  Y LLPAIEYFNGGPPAETDFGG
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                         VFVIEGTANLGPYFEGLRKHYLLPAIEYFNGGPPAETDFG-G

Mouse                         VFVIEGTANLGPYFEELRKHYLLPAIEYFNGGPPAETDFG-

Bovine                        VFVIEGTANLGPYFEGLRKHYLLPAIEYFNGGPPAETDFG-

Xenopus laevis                VFVIEGTANLGPYFESLRKHYLLPAIEYFNGGPPAETDFG-

Xenopus tropicalis            VFVIEGTANLGPYFESLRKHYLLPAIEYFNGGPPAETDFG-

Zebrafish                     VFVIEGTANLGPYFESLRNNYILPTIEYFNGGPPAETDFG-

Drosophila                    VFVIEGSAINGAYINELKTNYILPTLEHFTTGSIDEREYLI

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 – 747 Mediator of RNA polymerase II transcription subunit 25
Region 1 – 226 Interaction with the Mediator complex


Literature citations

Homozygous MED25 mutation implicated in eye-intellectual disability syndrome.
Basel-Vanagaite L.; Smirin-Yosef P.; Essakow J.L.; Tzur S.; Lagovsky I.; Maya I.; Pasmanik-Chor M.; Yeheskel A.; Konen O.; Orenstein N.; Weisz Hubshman M.; Drasinover V.; Magal N.; Peretz Amit G.; Zalzstein Y.; Zeharia A.; Shohat M.; Straussberg R.; Monte D.; Salmon-Divon M.; Behar D.M.;
Hum. Genet. 134:577-587(2015)
Cited for: INVOLVEMENT IN BVSYS; VARIANT BVSYS CYS-39; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT BVSYS CYS-39;

Disclaimer: Any medical or genetic information present in this entry is provided for research, educational and informational purposes only. They are not in any way intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnostic, treatment or care.