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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q9NQV8: Variant p.Phe261Leu

PR domain zinc finger protein 8
Gene: PRDM8
Chromosomal location: 4q21
Variant information

Variant position:  261
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 Phenylalanine (F) to Leucine (L) at position 261 (F261L, p.Phe261Leu).
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 medium size and hydrophobic (L)
The physico-chemical property of the reference and variant residues and the change implicated.

BLOSUM score:  0
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:  Epilepsy, progressive myoclonic 10 (EPM10) [MIM:616640]: A progressive myoclonus epilepsy characterized by progressive dysarthria, myoclonus, ataxia, cognitive decline, psychosis, dementia and spasticity, with onset in childhood. There is variability between patients. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:22961547}. 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 EPM10; does not affect interaction with EPM2A and NHLRC1.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  261
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  689
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   PESSNPSAAAGGSSAKPSTD  F HNLARELENSRGGSSCSPAQ
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                         PESSNPSAAAGGSSAKPSTDFHNLARELENSRGGSSCSPAQ

Mouse                         PEASNPPGSAGASSAKPSTDFHNLARELENSRGNSSCVAAP

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 – 689 PR domain zinc finger protein 8
Compositional bias 194 – 491 Gly-rich
Compositional bias 238 – 289 Ser-rich


Literature citations

Early-onset Lafora body disease.
Turnbull J.; Girard J.M.; Lohi H.; Chan E.M.; Wang P.; Tiberia E.; Omer S.; Ahmed M.; Bennett C.; Chakrabarty A.; Tyagi A.; Liu Y.; Pencea N.; Zhao X.; Scherer S.W.; Ackerley C.A.; Minassian B.A.;
Brain 135:2684-2698(2012)
Cited for: SUBCELLULAR LOCATION; TISSUE SPECIFICITY; INTERACTION WITH EPM2A AND NHLRC1; LACK OF HISTONE METHYLTRANSFERASE ACTIVITY; INVOLVEMENT IN EPM10; VARIANT EPM10 LEU-261; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANT EPM10 LEU-261;

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