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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q3ZCM7: Variant p.Val255Met

Tubulin beta-8 chain
Gene: TUBB8
Chromosomal location: 10p15.3
Variant information

Variant position:  255
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 Valine (V) to Methionine (M) at position 255 (V255M, p.Val255Met).
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:  Similar physico-chemical property. Both residues are medium size and hydrophobic.
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).
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Involvement in disease:  Oocyte maturation defect 2 (OOMD2) [MIM:616780]: An autosomal dominant infertility disorder caused by defective oocyte maturation. Oocytes are arrested at metaphase I, and have an abnormal or no detectable spindle on polarization microscopy. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:26789871, ECO:0000269|PubMed:27273344}. 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 OOMD2; loss of function in meiotic spindle assembly.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  255
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  444
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   GVTTCLRFPGQLNADLRKLA  V NMVPFPRLHFFMPGFAPLTS
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                         GVTTCLRFPGQLNADLRKLAVNMVPFPRLHFFMPGFAPLTS

Chimpanzee                    GVTTCLRFPGQLNADLRKLAVNMVPFPRLHFFMPGFAPLTS

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 – 444 Tubulin beta-8 chain


Literature citations

Mutations in TUBB8 cause a multiplicity of phenotypes in human oocytes and early embryos.
Feng R.; Yan Z.; Li B.; Yu M.; Sang Q.; Tian G.; Xu Y.; Chen B.; Qu R.; Sun Z.; Sun X.; Jin L.; He L.; Kuang Y.; Cowan N.J.; Wang L.;
J. Med. Genet. 53:662-671(2016)
Cited for: INVOLVEMENT IN OOMD2; VARIANTS OOMD2 27-GLU--ALA-33 DEL; LEU-176; VAL-210; MET-238; MET-255; TRP-262; PRO-285 AND SER-348; CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIANTS OOMD2 27-GLU--ALA-33 DEL; LEU-176; VAL-210; MET-238; MET-255; TRP-262; PRO-285 AND SER-348;

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