Aliases for MYH1 Gene
External Ids for MYH1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYH1 Gene
Myosin is a major contractile protein which converts chemical energy into mechanical energy through the hydrolysis of ATP. Myosin is a hexameric protein composed of a pair of myosin heavy chains (MYH) and two pairs of nonidentical light chains. Myosin heavy chains are encoded by a multigene family. In mammals at least 10 different myosin heavy chain (MYH) isoforms have been described from striated, smooth, and nonmuscle cells. These isoforms show expression that is spatially and temporally regulated during development. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MYH1 Gene
MYH1 (Myosin Heavy Chain 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MYH1 include Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized 12 and Myh-Associated Polyposis. Among its related pathways are Actin Nucleation by ARP-WASP Complex and Cytoskeleton remodeling Regulation of actin cytoskeleton by Rho GTPases. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and calmodulin binding. An important paralog of this gene is MYH2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MYH1 Gene
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.