|Mutation Codon||Ser -> Ile|
|Mutation Triplet||AGT -> ATT|
First of all, we explored the amino acid properties and compared them for the original and the mutated amino acid. Therefore we created the possible effect that the mutation could have on the protein.
|polar, tiny, hydrophilic, neutral||aliphatic, hydrophobic, neutra||Ile is much bigger than Ser and also is branched, because it is an aliphatic amino acid. Therefore the structure of both amino acids is really different and Ile is to big for the position where Ser was. Therefore, there has to be a big change in the 3D structure of the protein and the protein probably will loose its function.|
Visualisation of the Mutation
In the next step, we created the visualization of the muation with PyMol. Therefore we created a picture for the original amino acid, for the new mutated amino acid and finally for both together in one picture whereas the mutation is white colored. The following pictures display that the original amino acid Serine looks different to Isoleucine. Serine is very small whereas Isoleucine is bigger and has two spreadin chains. The first part of the rest agrees in both amino acids. In this case the difference is not so heavy, but can also cause some structural changes which can have affects on the protein function. All in all, the mutation will probably have no structural or functional changes.
|picture original aa||picture mutated aa||combined picture|
Subsitution Matrices Values
|PAM 1||Pam 250||BLOSOUM 62|
|value aa||most frequent substitution||rarest substitution||value aa||most frequent substitution||rarest substitution||value aa||most frequent substitution||rarest substitution|
|2||38 (Thr)||1 (Leu)||5||9 (Ala, Gly, Pro, Thr)||3 (Phe)||-2||1 (Ala, Asn, Thr)||-3 (Trp)|
Conservation Analysis with Multiple Alignments
As a next step we created a multiple alignment which contains the HEXA sequence and 9 other mammalian homologous sequences from uniprot. Afterwards we looked at the position of the different mutations and looked at the conservation level on this position. The regarded mutation is presented by the colored column. Here we can see, that the many other mammalians have on this position another amino acid. Only four other mammalian agrees and have at this position a Serine. Therefore, the mutation on this position is not highly conserved and a mutation there will cause probably no structural and functional changes for the protein.
Secondary Structure Mutation Analysis
As a next step we compared the different results of the secondary structure prediction tools JPred and PsiPred. Afterwards we can examine in which secondary structure element and where therein the mutation takes place. This can give an overview of how drastical the mutation can be. In this case both tools agree and predict at the position of the mutation a coil. This has a result, that the mutation at this position would not destroy or split a secondary structure element. It will probably only changes the coil between two secondary structure elements, but this can sometimes also cause a change of the the following secondary structure. We think that a drastical change of the protein structure and its function is unlikly because the mutation does not affect a secondary struture element. The change of the coil will probably only take places between two secondary structure elements which will probably not changes the protein.
JPred: ...HHHHHHHHCCCEEEECCCCCHHHHHHHHHCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC... PsiPred: ...HHHHHHHHCCCEEEECCCCCHHHHHHHHCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCH...
Comparison with the real Structure:
|Substitution||Prediction||Reliability Index||Expected Accuracy|
A detailed list of all possible substitutions can be found [here]
Each entry contains the score at a particular position (row) for an amino acid substitution (column). Substitutions predicted to be intolerant are highlighted in red.
Threshold for intolerance is 0.05.
Amino acid color code: nonpolar, uncharged polar, basic, acidic.
Capital letters indicate amino acids appearing in the alignment, lower case letters result from prediction.