Incidental Mutation 'A4554:Kel'
Institutional Source Beutler Lab
Gene Symbol Kel
Ensembl Gene ENSMUSG00000029866
Gene NameKell blood group
Accession Numbers

Genbank: NM_032540; MGI: 1346053

Is this an essential gene? Probably non essential (E-score: 0.076) question?
Stock #A4554 of strain gemini
Quality Score
Status Validated
Chromosomal Location41686330-41704339 bp(-) (GRCm38)
Type of Mutationmissense
DNA Base Change (assembly) T to A at 41697419 bp
Amino Acid Change Aspartic acid to Valine at position 359 (D359V)
Ref Sequence ENSEMBL: ENSMUSP00000031899 (fasta)
Gene Model predicted gene model for transcript(s): [ENSMUST00000031899]
Predicted Effect possibly damaging
Transcript: ENSMUST00000031899
AA Change: D359V

PolyPhen 2 Score 0.948 (Sensitivity: 0.79; Specificity: 0.95)
SMART Domains Protein: ENSMUSP00000031899
Gene: ENSMUSG00000029866
AA Change: D359V

transmembrane domain 28 50 N/A INTRINSIC
Pfam:Peptidase_M13_N 81 463 1.5e-68 PFAM
Pfam:Peptidase_M13 521 712 2.1e-58 PFAM
Predicted Effect probably benign
Transcript: ENSMUST00000192118
Predicted Effect noncoding transcript
Transcript: ENSMUST00000192406
Meta Mutation Damage Score 0.2232 question?
Coding Region Coverage
  • 1x: 85.5%
  • 3x: 63.0%
Validation Efficiency 84% (92/109)
MGI Phenotype FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] This gene encodes a type II transmembrane glycoprotein that is the highly polymorphic Kell blood group antigen. The Kell glycoprotein links via a single disulfide bond to the XK membrane protein that carries the Kx antigen. The encoded protein contains sequence and structural similarity to members of the neprilysin (M13) family of zinc endopeptidases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
PHENOTYPE: Mice homozygous for a null allele exhibit decreased heart rate, altered hematological parameters and ECG waveform features, decreased erythrocyte Mg2+ and K+ ion content, mild motor deficits, and giant axon changes with varying degrees of paranodal demyelination in the spinal cord and sciatic nerve. [provided by MGI curators]
Allele List at MGI
Other mutations in this stock
Total: 18 list
GeneRefVarChr/LocMutationPredicted EffectZygosity
Asap1 T C 15: 64,124,711 probably benign Het
Bpifb5 A T 2: 154,227,180 Y139F possibly damaging Homo
Chd2 A C 7: 73,480,968 V782G probably benign Homo
Chst4 G T 8: 110,029,888 Q448K probably benign Homo
Dido1 T C 2: 180,675,371 K8E probably damaging Homo
Evpl A G 11: 116,220,834 L2010P probably damaging Homo
Fgl2 A G 5: 21,372,778 E21G probably benign Homo
Greb1l A T 18: 10,532,862 M919L possibly damaging Homo
Lmtk2 A G 5: 144,166,317 D298G possibly damaging Homo
Masp1 A T 16: 23,454,940 probably null Homo
Mrgprb8 A T 7: 48,389,408 I276F probably damaging Homo
Nde1 T C 16: 14,188,410 probably benign Homo
Rbck1 G T 2: 152,319,172 N385K probably damaging Homo
Senp6 G T 9: 80,148,458 probably benign Het
Tm4sf4 T A 3: 57,437,767 probably null Homo
Ubn2 A T 6: 38,484,110 H488L probably damaging Homo
Vmn2r120 A G 17: 57,525,715 F155L probably benign Homo
Vmn2r65 T A 7: 84,946,583 T298S probably damaging Homo
Other mutations in Kel
AlleleSourceChrCoordTypePredicted EffectPPH Score
IGL00743:Kel APN 6 41688575 missense probably damaging 1.00
IGL00792:Kel APN 6 41702012 missense probably damaging 1.00
IGL00972:Kel APN 6 41688066 missense possibly damaging 0.62
IGL01121:Kel APN 6 41702409 missense probably benign 0.00
IGL01286:Kel APN 6 41688117 splice site probably null
IGL01461:Kel APN 6 41701911 critical splice donor site probably null
IGL01836:Kel APN 6 41697438 missense possibly damaging 0.50
IGL02037:Kel APN 6 41697474 missense probably benign 0.01
IGL02103:Kel APN 6 41702389 missense probably benign 0.18
IGL02604:Kel APN 6 41687582 missense probably damaging 0.98
IGL03102:Kel APN 6 41702983 missense probably benign 0.00
IGL03274:Kel APN 6 41687995 splice site probably null
IGL03355:Kel APN 6 41698887 critical splice donor site probably null
R0121:Kel UTSW 6 41702064 unclassified probably benign
R0153:Kel UTSW 6 41701943 missense probably benign 0.08
R0535:Kel UTSW 6 41690838 missense probably null 0.21
R0658:Kel UTSW 6 41703031 missense probably damaging 1.00
R1005:Kel UTSW 6 41688617 missense probably damaging 1.00
R1199:Kel UTSW 6 41688591 missense possibly damaging 0.95
R1272:Kel UTSW 6 41703470 missense probably benign 0.00
R1531:Kel UTSW 6 41688626 missense probably damaging 0.99
R1880:Kel UTSW 6 41687545 missense possibly damaging 0.95
R2102:Kel UTSW 6 41686484 missense possibly damaging 0.86
R2118:Kel UTSW 6 41689300 missense probably benign
R2571:Kel UTSW 6 41688067 missense possibly damaging 0.62
R4209:Kel UTSW 6 41698425 nonsense probably null
R4210:Kel UTSW 6 41698425 nonsense probably null
R4260:Kel UTSW 6 41686423 utr 3 prime probably benign
R4382:Kel UTSW 6 41698400 missense probably benign 0.13
R5023:Kel UTSW 6 41688111 missense probably damaging 1.00
R5033:Kel UTSW 6 41699055 missense probably damaging 1.00
R5239:Kel UTSW 6 41688114 nonsense probably null
R5431:Kel UTSW 6 41698420 missense probably benign 0.23
R5742:Kel UTSW 6 41699027 missense probably damaging 1.00
R5745:Kel UTSW 6 41699027 missense probably damaging 1.00
R5746:Kel UTSW 6 41699027 missense probably damaging 1.00
R5978:Kel UTSW 6 41688045 missense probably benign 0.00
R6023:Kel UTSW 6 41697475 missense probably benign
R6109:Kel UTSW 6 41688862 missense probably benign 0.06
R6125:Kel UTSW 6 41690786 missense probably damaging 1.00
R6319:Kel UTSW 6 41702447 missense probably benign 0.05
R6368:Kel UTSW 6 41688851 nonsense probably null
R6864:Kel UTSW 6 41703760 critical splice donor site probably null
R6956:Kel UTSW 6 41687973 missense probably damaging 1.00
R7644:Kel UTSW 6 41690808 missense probably benign 0.03
R7938:Kel UTSW 6 41698376 missense probably benign 0.06
R8028:Kel UTSW 6 41699024 missense probably benign 0.21
R8082:Kel UTSW 6 41703490 missense possibly damaging 0.94
R8465:Kel UTSW 6 41689538 critical splice donor site probably null
X0028:Kel UTSW 6 41698351 missense probably damaging 0.99
Z1176:Kel UTSW 6 41687572 missense probably damaging 1.00
Z1177:Kel UTSW 6 41689559 missense probably benign
Nature of Mutation
DNA sequencing using the SOLiD technique identified an A to T transversion at position 1333 of the Kel transcript in exon 10of 19 total exons. Three transcripts of the Kel gene are displayed on Ensembl. The mutated nucleotide causes an aspartic acid to valine substitution at amino acid 359 of the encoded protein. The mutation has been confirmed by DNA sequencing using the Sanger method (Figure 1).
Protein Function and Prediction
The Kel gene encodes a 713 amino acid single-pass type II membrane protein known as CD238 that belongs to the peptidase M13 family. CD238 is a zinc endopeptidase with endothelin-3-converting enzyme activity. It is highly expressed in the spleen with weaker expression in the testis and heart, spans the erythrocyte membrane, and is attached to the underlying cytoskeleton (Uniprot Q9EQF2).  
The D359V change occurs in the extracellular domain and is predicted to be probably damaging by the PolyPhen program.
Posted On2010-03-16