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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P48165: Variant p.Ala118Glu

Gap junction alpha-8 protein
Gene: GJA8
Variant information

Variant position:  118
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Type of variant:  US
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 Alanine (A) to Glutamate (E) at position 118 (A118E, p.Ala118Glu).
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 small size and hydrophobic (A) to medium size and acidic (E)
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).
More information can be found on the following page

Variant description:  In CTRCT1; unknown pathological significance.
Any additional useful information about the variant.

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



Sequence information

Variant position:  118
The position of the amino-acid change on the UniProtKB canonical protein sequence.

Protein sequence length:  433
The length of the canonical sequence.

Location on the sequence:   HYVRMEEKRKSREAEELGQQ  A GTNGGPDQGSVKKSSGSKGT
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                         HYVRMEEKRKSREAEELGQQAGTNGG------PDQGSV-KKSSGSKGT

Mouse                         HHVRMEEKRKDREAEELCQQSRSNGGERVPIAPDQASIRKS

Rat                           HHVRMEEKRKDREAEELCQQSRSNGGERVPIAPDQASIRKS

Sheep                         HHVRMEEKRKEREAEELSQQSPGNGGERAPLAADQGSVKKS

Chicken                       HHVRMEEKRKEREEAERRQQAEVD-EEKLPLAPNQ----NK

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 2 – 433 Gap junction alpha-8 protein
Topological domain 93 – 154 Cytoplasmic
Region 110 – 137 Disordered
Disulfide bond 54 – 194
Disulfide bond 61 – 188
Disulfide bond 65 – 183


Literature citations

Novel Mutations in the Crystallin Gene in Age-Related Cataract Patients from a North Indian Population.
Patel R.; Zenith R.K.; Chandra A.; Ali A.;
Mol. Syndromol. 8:179-186(2017)
Cited for: VARIANT CTRCT1 GLU-118;

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