Other Names: Ser53Pro, S53P


Pathogenicity: Frontotemporal Dementia : Benign
Clinical Phenotype: None
Reference Assembly: GRCh37/hg19
Position: Chr17:44067400 T>C
dbSNP ID: rs10445337
Coding/Non-Coding: Coding
DNA Change: Substitution
Expected RNA Consequence: Substitution
Expected Protein Consequence: Missense
Codon Change: TCC to CCC
Reference Isoform: Tau Isoform Tau-G (776 aa)
Genomic Region: Exon 6


This variant has been reported in controls and is thought to be benign (Poorkaj et al., 1998). The polymorphism resides in exon 6, which is excluded from the major tau isoforms expressed in the human brain. Exon 6 is included in PNS-tau (P10636-1) and Tau-G (P10636-9), which are 758 and 776 amino acids long, respectively. Therefore, the position of this variant is in reference to these isoforms, rather than to isoform Tau-F (P10636-8). In the literature this variant has also been referred to as S53P or Ser53Pro (e.g., Poorkaj et al., 1998).


Not applicable.

Biological Effect


Last Updated: 20 Mar 2024


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Paper Citations

  1. . Tau is a candidate gene for chromosome 17 frontotemporal dementia. Ann Neurol. 1998 Jun;43(6):815-25. PubMed.

External Citations

  1. P10636-1
  2. P10636-9
  3. P10636-8

Further Reading


  1. . No genetic association between polymorphisms in the Tau gene and Alzheimer's disease in clinic or population based samples. Neurosci Lett. 1999 May 14;266(3):193-6. PubMed.
  2. . Increased risk for frontotemporal dementia through interaction between tau polymorphisms and apolipoprotein E epsilon4. Neuroreport. 2001 Apr 17;12(5):905-9. PubMed.
  3. . Frequency of tau mutations in familial and sporadic frontotemporal dementia and other tauopathies. J Neurol. 2004 Sep;251(9):1098-104. PubMed.

Protein Diagram

Primary Papers

  1. . Tau is a candidate gene for chromosome 17 frontotemporal dementia. Ann Neurol. 1998 Jun;43(6):815-25. PubMed.


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