Aliases for MYL5 Gene
External Ids for MYL5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYL5 Gene
This gene encodes one of the myosin light chains, a component of the hexameric ATPase cellular motor protein myosin. Myosin is composed of two heavy chains, two nonphosphorylatable alkali light chains, and two phosphorylatable regulatory light chains. This gene product, one of the regulatory light chains, is expressed in fetal muscle and in adult retina, cerebellum, and basal ganglia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MYL5 Gene
MYL5 (Myosin Light Chain 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Smooth Muscle Contraction and Focal Adhesion. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and structural constituent of muscle. An important paralog of this gene is MYL2.
Myosins are a large family of motor proteins that share the common features of ATP hydrolysis (ATPase enzyme activity), actin binding and potential for kinetic energy transduction. Originally isolated from muscle cells, almost all eukaryotic cells are known to contain myosins.