Aliases for MYH10 Gene
External Ids for MYH10 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYH10 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the myosin superfamily. The protein represents a conventional non-muscle myosin; it should not be confused with the unconventional myosin-10 (MYO10). Myosins are actin-dependent motor proteins with diverse functions including regulation of cytokinesis, cell motility, and cell polarity. Mutations in this gene have been associated with May-Hegglin anomaly and developmental defects in brain and heart. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MYH10 Gene
MYH10 (Myosin Heavy Chain 10) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MYH10 include Congenital Ptosis and Hypertelorism. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Pathogenic Escherichia coli infection. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include actin binding and actin filament binding. An important paralog of this gene is MYH9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MYH10 Gene
Cellular myosin that appears to play a role in cytokinesis, cell shape, and specialized functions such as secretion and capping. Involved with LARP6 in the stabilization of type I collagen mRNAs for CO1A1 and CO1A2. During cell spreading, plays an important role in cytoskeleton reorganization, focal contacts formation (in the central part but not the margins of spreading cells), and lamellipodial extension; this function is mechanically antagonized by MYH9.
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.