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Aliases for MYH11 Gene

Aliases for MYH11 Gene

  • Myosin, Heavy Chain 11, Smooth Muscle 2 3
  • Myosin, Heavy Polypeptide 11, Smooth Muscle 2 3
  • Myosin Heavy Chain, Smooth Muscle Isoform 3 4
  • Myosin Heavy Chain 11 3 4
  • SMMHC 3 4
  • AAT4 3 6
  • FAA4 3 6
  • Myosin-11 3
  • KIAA0866 4
  • SMHC 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYH11 Gene

  • GC16M015624
  • GC16M015079
  • GC16M015724
  • GC16M015763
  • GC16M015190

Summaries for MYH11 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MYH11 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a smooth muscle myosin belonging to the myosin heavy chain family. The gene product is a subunit of a hexameric protein that consists of two heavy chain subunits and two pairs of non-identical light chain subunits. It functions as a major contractile protein, converting chemical energy into mechanical energy through the hydrolysis of ATP. The gene encoding a human ortholog of rat NUDE1 is transcribed from the reverse strand of this gene, and its 3' end overlaps with that of the latter. The pericentric inversion of chromosome 16 [inv(16)(p13q22)] produces a chimeric transcript that encodes a protein consisting of the first 165 residues from the N terminus of core-binding factor beta in a fusion with the C-terminal portion of the smooth muscle myosin heavy chain. This chromosomal rearrangement is associated with acute myeloid leukemia of the M4Eo subtype. Alternative splicing generates isoforms that are differentially expressed, with ratios changing during muscle cell maturation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for MYH11 Gene

MYH11 (Myosin, Heavy Chain 11, Smooth Muscle) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MYH11 include aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 4 and myh11-related thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections. Among its related pathways are RhoGDI Pathway and RhoGDI Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include calmodulin binding and structural constituent of muscle. An important paralog of this gene is MYH4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYH11 Gene

  • Muscle contraction

Tocris Summary for MYH11 Gene

  • Myosins are a large family of motor proteins that share the common features of ATP hydrolysis, actin binding and potential for kinetic energy transduction. Originally isolated from muscle cells (hence the name), almost all eukaryotic cells are now known to contain myosins. Structurally, mysoins contain a head domain that binds to actin filaments (microfilaments) and is the site of ATP hydrolysis. The tail domain interacts with cargo molecules, and the neck acts as a linker between the head and tail and is the site of regulatory myosin light chain binding. There are 17 myosin families and the most well characterized is myosin II. Myosin II is found predominantly in myocytes and mediates plus-ended movement along microfilaments. It is involved in muscle contraction through cyclic interactions with actin-rich thin filaments, creating a contractile force. It is regulated by phosphorylation via myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) and by intracellular Ca2+ concentrations.

Gene Wiki entry for MYH11 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MYH11 Gene

Genomics for MYH11 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MYH11 Gene

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Genomic Location for MYH11 Gene

15,703,135 bp from pter
15,857,033 bp from pter
153,899 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for MYH11 Gene

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Genomic Location for MYH11 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for MYH11 Gene

Proteins for MYH11 Gene

  • Protein details for MYH11 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • D2JYH7
    • O00396
    • O94944
    • P78422
    • Q3MIV8
    • Q3MNF0
    • Q3MNF1

    Protein attributes for MYH11 Gene

    1972 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    227339 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Muscle myosin is a hexameric protein that consists of 2 heavy chain subunits (MHC), 2 alkali light chain subunits (MLC) and 2 regulatory light chain subunits (MLC-2)
    • Sequence=BAA74889.2; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for MYH11 Gene


neXtProt entry for MYH11 Gene

Proteomics data for MYH11 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MYH11 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys232, Lys767, Lys842, and Lys1452
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for MYH11 Gene

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Domains for MYH11 Gene

Gene Families for MYH11 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MYH11 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The rodlike tail sequence is highly repetitive, showing cycles of a 28-residue repeat pattern composed of 4 heptapeptides, characteristic for alpha-helical coiled coils
  • Belongs to the TRAFAC class myosin-kinesin ATPase superfamily. Myosin family.
  • The rodlike tail sequence is highly repetitive, showing cycles of a 28-residue repeat pattern composed of 4 heptapeptides, characteristic for alpha-helical coiled coils
  • Each myosin heavy chain can be split into 1 light meromyosin (LMM) and 1 heavy meromyosin (HMM). It can later be split further into 2 globular subfragments (S1) and 1 rod-shaped subfragment (S2)
  • Contains 1 IQ domain.
  • Contains 1 myosin motor domain.
  • Belongs to the TRAFAC class myosin-kinesin ATPase superfamily. Myosin family.
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Function for MYH11 Gene

Molecular function for MYH11 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
myosin,motor contractile protein moving towards the "plus" end of actin track,heavy polypeptide 11,smooth muscle,altered in acute myeloid leukemia (AML-M4Eo) with inversion inv(16)(p13-q22),forming chimeric protein with CBFB
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Muscle contraction

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MYH11 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003774 motor activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 19328794
GO:0005516 calmodulin binding IEA --
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0008307 structural constituent of muscle IMP 16444274
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Animal Models for MYH11 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MYH11 Gene

Localization for MYH11 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYH11 Gene

Melanosome. Note=Identified by mass spectrometry in melanosome fractions from stage I to stage IV. Thick filaments of the myofibrils.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MYH11 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MYH11 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 4
cytosol 4
nucleus 3
extracellular 2
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MYH11 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001725 stress fiber IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005859 muscle myosin complex IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016459 myosin complex --
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Pathways for MYH11 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MYH11 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006936 muscle contraction TAS --
GO:0006939 smooth muscle contraction ISS --
GO:0007264 small GTPase mediated signal transduction TAS --
GO:0007411 axon guidance TAS --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
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Drugs for MYH11 Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for MYH11 Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
Tetrafluoroaluminate Ion
Target experimental

(4) Tocris Compounds for MYH11 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
(�)-Blebbistatin Selective inhibitor of myosin II ATPase activity [674289-55-5]
(R)-(+)-Blebbistatin Selective inhibitor of myosin II ATPase activity. Inactive enantiomer of (�)-blebbistatin (Cat. No. 1760) [1177356-70-5]
(S)-(-)-Blebbistatin Selective inhibitor of myosin II ATPase activity. Active enantiomer of (�)-blebbistatin (Cat. No. 1760) [856925-71-8]
BTS Selective inhibitor of skeletal muscle myosin II ATPase activity [1576-37-0]

(12) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for MYH11 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
15-deoxy-delta-12,14-prostaglandin j2 33.1 1
hematoxylin 20.1 1
ptca 15.6 2
phosphatidylinositol 12.8 1
estrogen 6.78 2
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Transcripts for MYH11 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MYH11 Gene

Myosin, heavy chain 11, smooth muscle:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MYH11 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15 ^ 16a · 16b · 16c ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19a · 19b ^ 20a ·
SP1: -
SP2: -
SP4: -
SP11: -
SP12: -

ExUns: 20b ^ 21a · 21b ^ 22a · 22b · 22c ^ 23a · 23b ^ 24 ^ 25a · 25b ^ 26a · 26b ^ 27 ^ 28a · 28b · 28c ^ 29
SP3: -
SP5: -
SP6: -
SP13: -

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Expression for MYH11 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MYH11 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MYH11 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Muscularis (8.8), Esophagus - Gastroesophageal Junction (6.7), Colon - Sigmoid (6.5), Artery - Tibial (5.8), and Bladder (4.8).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for MYH11 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Colon muscle (22.7), Urinary Bladder (16.0), Cardia (7.2), and Rectum (6.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for MYH11 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MYH11 Gene Hs.460109

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MYH11 Gene

Tissue specificity: Smooth muscle; expressed in the umbilical artery, bladder, esophagus and trachea. Isoform 1 is mostly found in slowly contracting tonic muscles.
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Expression partners for MYH11 Gene

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Orthologs for MYH11 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for MYH11 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MYH11 35
  • 91.53 (n)
  • 96.86 (a)
MYH11 36
  • 95 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MYH11 35
  • 91.68 (n)
  • 97.83 (a)
MYH11 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Myh11 35
  • 88.12 (n)
  • 96.5 (a)
Myh11 16
Myh11 36
  • 96 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LOC453949 35
  • 99.29 (n)
  • 99.78 (a)
MYH11 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Myh11 35
  • 87.54 (n)
  • 95.94 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MYH11 36
  • 96 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MYH11 36
  • 94 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MYH11 35
  • 78.17 (n)
  • 89.78 (a)
MYH11 36
  • 90 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MYH11 36
  • 84 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100490639 35
  • 74.59 (n)
  • 85.76 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii myh11a 35
  • 74.54 (n)
  • 80.9 (a)
myh11a 36
  • 81 (a)
myh11b 36
  • 69 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta zip 37
  • 60 (a)
zip 36
  • 58 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C02F12.7 37
  • 22 (a)
F45G2.2 37
  • 40 (a)
hcp-2 37
  • 21 (a)
nmy-1 37
  • 50 (a)
Y11D7A.14 37
  • 28 (a)
hum-9 36
  • 31 (a)
nmy-1 36
  • 50 (a)
nmy-2 36
  • 44 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes MYO1 36
  • 28 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.14898 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.4398 36
  • 37 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MYH11:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for MYH11 Gene

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Paralogs for MYH11 Gene

Paralogs for MYH11 Gene

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Variants for MYH11 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MYH11 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs215569 -- 15,857,353(-) AAGAC(C/G)TTCTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs215570 -- 15,851,172(+) ATCCT(C/T)GCTCA intron-variant
rs215571 -- 15,850,476(+) TCCCT(C/T)AGGAT intron-variant
rs12929995 -- 15,833,367(+) aaaga(G/T)agagg intron-variant
rs12929263 -- 15,734,238(+) CACAC(A/C)CAGAC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MYH11 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv435664 CNV Deletion 17901297
esv2714015 CNV Deletion 23290073
dgv2610n71 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv457428 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv469626 CNV Loss 16826518
nsv9361 CNV Gain 18304495
nsv905398 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2714017 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1985052 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv2714019 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv995232 CNV Deletion 20482838
esv1484275 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv2714020 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv905399 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv2614n71 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv1742 CNV Insertion 18451855
esv2714021 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv833149 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv905402 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv471085 CNV Gain 18288195
esv22836 CNV Gain 19812545

Relevant External Links for MYH11 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYH11 Gene

Disorders for MYH11 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for MYH11 Gene (160745)


  • Note=A chromosomal aberration involving MYH11 is found in acute myeloid leukemia of M4EO subtype. Pericentric inversion inv(16)(p13;q22). The inversion produces a fusion protein consisting of the 165 N-terminal residues of CBF-beta (PEPB2) and the tail region of MYH11.
  • Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 4 (AAT4) [MIM:132900]: A disease characterized by permanent dilation of the thoracic aorta usually due to degenerative changes in the aortic wall. It is primarily associated with a characteristic histologic appearance known as medial necrosis or Erdheim cystic medial necrosis in which there is degeneration and fragmentation of elastic fibers, loss of smooth muscle cells, and an accumulation of basophilic ground substance. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:16444274}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for MYH11 Gene

(24) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for MYH11 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
carcinoma ductal 54.5 1
aortic dissection 51.6 11
dissection aortic acute 51.5 3
aortic aneurysm thoracic 51 1
papilloma intraductal 49.1 2

Relevant External Links for MYH11

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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Publications for MYH11 Gene

  1. Human smooth muscle myosin heavy chain gene mapped to chromosomal region 16q12. (PMID: 7684189) Matsuoka R. … Takao A. (Am. J. Med. Genet. 1993) 2 3 4 23
  2. Investigation of the MYH11 gene in sporadic patients with an isolated persistently patent arterial duct. (PMID: 17956658) Zhu L. … Jeunemaitre X. (Cardiol Young 2007) 3 23 48
  3. Somatic mutation analysis of MYH11 in breast and prostate cancer. (PMID: 18796164) Alhopuro P. … Aaltonen L.A. (BMC Cancer 2008) 3 23 48
  4. Mutations in myosin heavy chain 11 cause a syndrome associating thoracic aortic aneurysm/aortic dissection and patent ductus arteriosus. (PMID: 16444274) Zhu L. … Jeunemaitre X. (Nat. Genet. 2006) 3 4 23
  5. Mutation analysis of MYH11 in acute myeloid leukemia. (PMID: 18798114) Sammalkorpi H. … Aaltonen L.A. (Leuk. Lymphoma 2008) 3 23

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