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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P42898: Variant p.Phe435Ser

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase
Gene: MTHFR
Variant information

Variant position:  435
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 Phenylalanine (F) to Serine (S) at position 435 (F435S, p.Phe435Ser).
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 (F) to small size and polar (S)
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

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

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  435
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  656
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   EELLKMWGEELTSEESVFEV  F VLYLSGEPNRNGHKVTCLPW
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.

TypePositionsDescription
Chain 1 – 656 Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase
Helix 428 – 440


Literature citations

Molecular characterization of five patients with homocystinuria due to severe methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency.
Urreizti R.; Moya-Garcia A.A.; Pino-Angeles A.; Cozar M.; Langkilde A.; Fanhoe U.; Esteves C.; Arribas J.; Vilaseca M.A.; Perez-Duenas B.; Pineda M.; Gonzalez V.; Artuch R.; Baldellou A.; Vilarinho L.; Fowler B.; Ribes A.; Sanchez-Jimenez F.; Grinberg D.; Balcells S.;
Clin. Genet. 78:441-448(2010)
Cited for: VARIANTS MTHFRD LEU-218; SER-435 AND GLY-574; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT MTHFRD LEU-218; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT VAL-222; COFACTOR;

Diagnostic yield of genetic testing in epileptic encephalopathy in childhood.
Mercimek-Mahmutoglu S.; Patel J.; Cordeiro D.; Hewson S.; Callen D.; Donner E.J.; Hahn C.D.; Kannu P.; Kobayashi J.; Minassian B.A.; Moharir M.; Siriwardena K.; Weiss S.K.; Weksberg R.; Snead O.C. III;
Epilepsia 56:707-716(2015)
Cited for: VARIANT MTHFRD SER-435;

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