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HADA input can be provided in different ways for annotation process:

  • As VCF in v.4.2
  • As list of variants as is shown in the example: chr1-31413-A-T
  • As Reference SNP cluster IDs

It is not allowed to upload or analyse multisample VCF files.




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User guide

HADA is designed for annotate VCF and plot pathogenicity results in Shiny R package for reported variation in Hereditary Angioedema (hereinafter namely as HAE).

Input files

HADA input can be provided in different ways for annotation process:

  • A VCF in v.4.2 (
  • As list of variants in genomic coordinates format separating each field as is shown in the example: CHR-POSITION_START-REFERENCE_ALLELE-ALTERNATIVE_ALLELE
  • As Reference SNP cluster ID, as known as rs-number could be identified as input variant. More than one variant can be provided as list of rs-numbers.

A reference of input formats is provided at input page by clicking in “example_variants”, allowing a preview use of HADA to users.

Note: In case of a VCF will be selected as input, only related variation with Hereditary Angioedema will be provided to users.

Variant annotation

HADA integrates information of pathogenicity predictors such as SIFT, POLYPHEN2, LRT, METASVM, etc. for reported variation in Hereditary Angioedema. Through literature revision and databases exploration, causal variation is registered in HADA database, allowing to users a fast way to detect and analyse genetic variation related to HAE.

Variant characteristics:

  • CHR: Chromosome.
  • POS (hg19): Genomic coordinates of the variant according to GRCh37/hg19 build.
  • REF: Reference allele in GRCh37/hg19.
  • ALT: Alternative allele observed in the sample.
  • GENE: Corresponding HUGO name of the gene contain of the variant.
  • EXON: Exon where the variant is located.
  • HGVS CODING: Indication of the change according to HGVS nomenclature, used to report and exchange information regarding variants found in DNA, RNA and protein sequences and serves as an international standard.
  • AMINOACID CHANGE: The notation defined by the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS), based on the position of the variant in the protein.
  • FUNCTION: Gene function in human genome.
  • ACMG CLASSIFICATION: Pathogenicity classification predicted on-the-fly according to ACMG guidelines.
  • CLINVAR CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Pathogenicity classification obtained from ClinVar.
  • INTERVAR CLASSIFICATION: Pathogenicity classification obtained from InterVar tool.
  • EFFECT: Coding effect of the indicated variant.
  • VARSOME LINK: Link to VarSome tool, provided with graphical representation of the variant location.
  • REFERENCE SNP CLUSTER ID: Rs ID for each variation (when it is available) obtained from avsnp150 database and scientific literature review.
  • NOTES: HAEdb ID and pathogenicity classification and notes (HAE type, mutation effect in the protein, associated diseases, etc).
  • CITE: Reference citation where the mutation is detected. It is ordinated by chronogram.
  • DATABASE: Indication about where the mutation was detected and analyzed.
  • FUNC REF GENE: Indication about the nature of the variant.

Frequency of alternative allele annotation

ExAC: A database that incorpores allele frequency calculation by 60,706 individuals sequenced in different genetic studies. This dataset serves as a reference set of allele frequencies for disease studies. ExAC provides frequencies for several human populations.

  • ExAC_ALL: Allele frequency in total ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_AFR: Allele frequency in African/African American ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_AMR: Allele frequency in Latino ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_EAS: Allele frequency in East Asian ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_FIN: Allele frequency in Finnish ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_NFE: Allele frequency in Non-Finnish European ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_SAS: Allele frequency in South Asian ExAC samples.
  • ExAC_OTH: Allele frequency in Other ExAC samples.

gnomAD: The Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) is a resource developed by an international coalition of investigators, with the goal of aggregating and harmonizing both exome and genome sequencing data from a wide variety of large-scale sequencing projects and making summary data available for the wider scientific community. The data set provided on this website spans 125,748 exome sequences and 15,708 whole-genome sequences from unrelated individuals sequenced as part of various disease-specific and population genetic studies.

  • gnomAD_exome_ALL: Allele frequency in total gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_AFR: Allele frequency in African/African American gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_AMR: Allele frequency in Admixed American gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_ASJ: Allele frequency in Ashkenazi Jewish gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_EAS: Allele frequency in East Asian gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_FIN: Allele frequency in Finnish gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_NFE: Allele frequency in Non-Finnish European gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_SAS: Allele frequency in South Asian gnomAD samples.
  • gnomAD_exome_OTH: Allele frequency in Other gnomAD samples.

Pathogenicity scores

SIFT: SIFT predicts whether an amino acid substitution affects protein function based on sequence homology and the physical properties of amino acids. It was build for missense deleteriousness prediction.

  • SIFT_SCORE: Scores range from 0 to 1. The smaller the score the more likely the SNP has damaging effect.
  • SIFT_CONVERTED_RANKSCORE: SIFT scores were first converted to SIFTnew=1-SIFT, then ranked among all new SIFTnew scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank the SIFTnew score over the total number of SIFTnew scores in dbNSFP. If there are multiple scores, only the most damaging (largest) rankscore is presented. The rankscores range from 0.02654 to 0.87932.
  • SIFT_PRED: If SIFT score is smaller than 0.05 (rankscore>0.55) the corresponding NS is predicted as D(amaging); otherwise it is predicted as T(olerated).

Polyphen2: PolyPhen-2 (Polymorphism Phenotyping v2) is a tool for possible impact prediction of amino acid substitutions on the structure and function of human protein using straightforward physical and comparative considerations.

  • POLYPHEN2_HDIV_SCORE: Polyphen2 score based on HumDiv, i.e. hdiv_prob. The score ranges from 0 to 1.
  • Polyphen2_HDIV_rankscore: Polyphen2 HDIV scores were first ranked among all HDIV scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank the score over the total number the scores in dbNSFP. If there are multiple scores, only the most damaging (largest) of rankscore is presented. The scores range from 0.02656 to 0.89917.
  • Polyphen2_HDIV_pred: Polyphen2 prediction based on HumDiv, D (probably damaging, HDIV score in [0.957,1] or rankscore in [0.52996,0.89917]), P (possibly damaging, HDIV score in [0.453,0.956] or rankscore in [0.34412,0.52842]) and B (benign, HDIV score in [0,0.452] or rankscore in [0.02656,0.34399]). Score cutoff for binary classification is 0.5 for HDIV score or 0.35411 for rankscore, i.e. the prediction is neutral if the HDIV score is smaller than 0.5 (rankscore is smaller than 0.35411), and deleterious if the HDIV score is larger than 0.5 (rankscore is larger than 0.35411).

MutationTaster2: Evaluates the pathogenic potential of DNA sequence alterations. It is designed to predict the functional consequences of not only amino acid substitutions but also intronic and synonymous alterations, short insertion and/or deletion (indel) mutations and variants spanning intron-exon borders.

  • MutationTaster_score: MutationTaster p-value score (MTori), ranges from 0 to 1.
  • MutationTaster_converted_rankscore: The scores were first converted: if the prediction is A or D MTnew=MTori; if the prediction is N or P, MTnew=1- MTori. Then MTnew scores were ranked among all MTnew scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank of the score over the total number of MTnew scores in dbNSFP. The scores range from 0.09067 to 0.80722.
  • MutationTaster_pred: MutationTaster prediction, A (disease_causing_automatic), D (disease_causing), N (polymorphism) or P (polymorphism_automatic). The score cutoff between D and N is 0.5 for MTori and 0.31655 for the rankscore.

Combined Annotation Dependent Depletion (CADD): CADD is a tool for scoring the deleteriousness of single nucleotide variants as well as insertion/deletions variants in the human genome. It integrates multiple annotations into one metric by contrasting variants that survived natural selection with simulated mutations.

  • CADD_raw: CADD raw score for funtional prediction of a SNP. The larger the score the more likely the SNP has damaging effect.
  • CADD_raw_rankscore: CADD raw scores were ranked among all CADD raw scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank of the score over the total number of CADD raw scores in dbNSFP.
  • CADD_phred: CADD phred-like score. This is phred-like rank score based on whole genome CADD raw scores. The larger the score the more likely the SNP has damaging effect. CADD score above >30, its highly pathogenic. Score >20 then its pathogenic. Between 15-20, likely pathogenic. Below <15-10, likely benign and below <10, its benign.

Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT): The likelihood ratio test (LRT) is a statistical test of the goodness-of-fit between two models. A relatively more complex model is compared to a simpler model to see if it fits a particular dataset significantly better. If so, the additional parameters of the more complex model are often used in subsequent analyses. The LRT is only valid if used to compare hierarchically nested models.

  • LRT_score: The likelihood ratio test (LRT) is a statistical test of the goodness-of-fit between two models. The original LRT two-sided p-value (LRTori), ranges from 0 to 1.
  • LRT_converted_rankscore: LRTori scores were first converted as LRTnew=1-LRTori*0.5 if Omega<1, or LRTnew=LRTori*0.5 if Omega>=1. Then LRTnew scores were ranked among all LRTnew scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank over the total number of the scores in dbNSFP. The scores range from 0.00166 to 0.85682.
  • LRT_pred: LRT prediction, D(eleterious), N(eutral) or U(nknown), which is not solely determined by the score.

MetaSVM: Achieves the purpose of meta-analysis as jointly leveraging multiple omics data. Meta-SVM is a meta-analytic support vector machine (SVM) that can accommodate multiple omics data, making it possible to detect consensus genes associated with diseases across studies. The objective function of Meta-SVM applies the hinge loss and the sparse group lasso. It also facilitates identifying potential biomarkers and elucidating the disease process.

  • MetaSVM_score: The support vector machine (SVM) is based on ensemble prediction score, which incorporated 10 scores (SIFT, PolyPhen-2 HDIV, PolyPhen-2 HVAR, GERP++, MutationTaster, Mutation Assessor, FATHMM, LRT, SiPhy, PhyloP) and the maximum frequency observed in the 1000 genomes populations. Larger value means the SNV is more likely to be damaging. Scores range from -2 to 3 in dbNSFP.
  • MetaSVM_rankscore: MetaSVM scores were ranked among all MetaSVM scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank of the score over the total number of MetaSVM scores in dbNSFP. The scores range from 0 to 1.
  • MetaSVM_pred: Prediction of SVM based ensemble prediction score, classifying them as T(olerated) or D(amaging). The MetaSVM_score cutoff between D and T is 0. The MetaSVM_rankscore cutoff between D and T is 0.83357.


  • phastCons100way_vertebrate: phastCons conservation score based on the multiple alignments of 100 vertebrate genomes (including human). The larger the score, the more conserved the site.
  • phastCons100way_vertebrate_rankscore: phastCons100way_vertebrate scores were ranked among all phastCons100way_vertebrate scores in dbNSFP. The rankscore is the ratio of the rank of the score over the total number of phastCons100way_vertebrate scores in dbNSFP.

PON-P2: PON-P2 is a random forest predictor for pathogenicity-association of amino acid substitutions. PON-P2 makes predictions only for variations leading to amino acid substitutions.

  • POP-P2_Probability_Of_Pathogenicity: Probability estimated by PON-P2 algorithm. The higher the probability, the higher the damaging effect of the variation analysed.
  • POP-P2_Standard_Error: Standard error generated in the estimation of pathogenicity probability.
  • POP-P2_Prediction: Sorts amino acid substitutions into three categories-pathogenic, neutral or unknown tolerance. Variants with more than 80% of probability of pathogenicity were classified as pathogenic. Variants with probability between 80-20% were classified as unknown and less than 20% of probability constitute the neutral class.

Plot generation

Users can plot the results by histograms or pie graphs with pathogenicity scores or ACMG class. For its representation, users need to select the score in gene plot tab. Users can generate a combined representation of ACMG classes using the information provided by ClinVar, Intervar and Varsome, allowing the benchmark the differences in pathogenicity classification for the same variant and all submitted variation.

Download results

HADA annotation results can be downloaded after processing steps in different format files such as text file (.txt), comma separated values (.csv), tab separated values (.tsv) or variant calling file (.VCF) with the pathogenicity information for each detected variant. If a VCF format is selected for downloading, users can choose a short file describing only HAE variants detected or a large format with all variants calls and annotated for HAE variants.

About HADA

How to cite HADA

Mendoza-Alvarez A, Muñoz-Barrera A, Rubio-Rodríguez LA, Marcelino-Rodríguez I, Corrales A, Iñigo-Campos A, Callero A, Perez-Rodriguez E, García-Robaina JC, González-Montelongo R, Lorenzo-Salazar JM, Flores C. Interactive web-based resource for annotation of genetic variants causing hereditary angioedema (HADA): Database, development, implementation, and validation. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2020, 22: e19040.

What is HADA?

HADA (Hereditary Angioedema Database Annotation) is a publicity available database which reports and annotate the variation described in Hereditary Angioedema (hereafter namely as HAE) scientific literature. Through steps of analysing and processing the genetic variation in several pathogenicity prediction tools, we develop an update database for HAE variation. This database is constructed in Shiny (R) environment for graphical interface creation for clinician easy use.

With this tool, users can upload a Variant Calling File or a list of doubt causal variation for HAE and obtain the pathogenicity prediction provided by several algorithms such as SIFT, POLYPHEN2, MUTATIONTASTER, etc, as well as obtain the pathogenicity classification established by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).

HADA is a project created by efforts of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER, Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies) and the Servicio Canario de la Salud (Canarian Health Service). Both entities are based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. This Shiny App runs on ITER’s Teide-HPC, which is the second most powerful computer in Spain at present.

Users can find instructions for HADA usage in the User Guide tab. If you are interested in a command-line format annotation, please see our HADA GitHub ( Changes and updates in both formats will be indicate in corresponding changelogs.

Our current group members are:

This project has been created with the efforts of several researchers from different institutions.


  • Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (HUNSC)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER)
  • Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES)
  • Instituto de Tecnologías Biomédicas (ITB)
  • Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)


  • Alejandro Mendoza-Alvarez, PhD Student in Health Sciences (HUNSC, ULL)
  • Adrián Muñoz-Barrera, PhD Student in Computer Science (ULL, ITER)
  • Luis A. Rubio-Rodríguez, PhD Student in Computer Science (ULL, ITER)
  • Itahisa Marcelino-Rodriguez, PhD in Health Sciences (HUNSC)
  • Ariel Callero, MD in Allergology (HUNSC)
  • Jose M. Lorenzo-Salazar (ITER)
  • Carlos Flores, PhD in Biology (HUNSC, ITER, CIBERES, ITB, ULL)

Evolution and Use:

The total number of HADA submissions is displayed below, as well as the location of users (for statistical use only).

Number of submissions: 22

Terms and Privacy Policy:

Academic User Version

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    • FIISC: Fundación Canaria Instituto de Investigación de Canarias, (G76208396), Bco. de la Ballena s/n, Edf. Anexo al Hospital Univ. De Gran Canaria "Dr Negrín". 35019 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
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Contact section

Request for inclusion of causal genetic variants

If you will report a SNV, please indicate the same start position.
If the variant has been reported in a published scientific article.
Please indicate the type of angioedema for which the variant is reported.