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Aliases for MYL6B Gene

Aliases for MYL6B Gene

  • Myosin Light Chain 6B 2 3 3 5
  • Myosin, Light Polypeptide 6B, Alkali, Smooth Muscle And Non-Muscle 2 3
  • Myosin, Light Chain 6B, Alkali, Smooth Muscle And Non-Muscle 2 3
  • Smooth Muscle And Nonmuscle Myosin Light Chain Alkali 6B 3 4
  • Myosin Light Chain 1 Slow A 2 3
  • MLC1SA 3 4
  • Smooth Muscle And Non-Muscle Myosin Alkali Light Chain 6B 3
  • Myosin Light Chain 1, Slow-Twitch Muscle A Isoform 3
  • Myosin Light Chain 1 Slow-Twitch Muscle A Isoform 4
  • Myosin Alkali Light Chain 1 Slow A 3
  • MLC1sa 4

External Ids for MYL6B Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYL6B Gene

  • GC12P054836
  • GC12P056546
  • GC12P053585

Summaries for MYL6B Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MYL6B Gene

  • Myosin is a hexameric ATPase cellular motor protein. It is composed of two heavy chains, two nonphosphorylatable alkali light chains, and two phosphorylatable regulatory light chains. This gene encodes a myosin alkali light chain expressed in both slow-twitch skeletal muscle and in nonmuscle tissue. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]

GeneCards Summary for MYL6B Gene

MYL6B (Myosin Light Chain 6B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cytoskeleton remodeling Regulation of actin cytoskeleton by Rho GTPases and Cardiac conduction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and structural constituent of muscle. An important paralog of this gene is MYL1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYL6B Gene

  • Regulatory light chain of myosin. Does not bind calcium.

Gene Wiki entry for MYL6B Gene

Additional gene information for MYL6B Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MYL6B Gene

Genomics for MYL6B Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for MYL6B Gene

Promoters and enhancers for MYL6B Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH12J056150 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 650.7 +1.1 1062 4.9 HDGF FOXA2 SMAD1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 SLC30A9 MYL6B PHC1P1 IKZF4 ENSG00000257740 NEMP1 PAN2 SMARCC2 DNAJC14 ANKRD52 TMEM198B
GH12J056151 Enhancer 1 ENCODE dbSUPER 650.7 -1.5 -1514 0.2 SMAD1 NFIB NCOA2 ZNF366 ATF7 RUNX3 ZNF331 ZNF398 ZEB2 ZNF491 MYL6B IKZF4 PHC1P1 ENSG00000257740 SMARCC2 ANKRD52 HSPD1P4 PAN2 NEMP1 TMEM198B
GH12J056124 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 13.1 -24.3 -24260 6.2 CLOCK MLX FEZF1 DMAP1 IRF4 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF143 ENSG00000258317 ESYT1 BAZ2A NEMP1 DNAJC14 RN7SL809P ZC3H10 ZBTB39 TMEM198B SMARCC2
GH12J056192 Enhancer 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 18.8 +40.9 40884 1.1 HDGF NFRKB ZNF133 ARID4B ZNF2 RAD21 YY1 ZNF335 ZNF766 SCRT2 MYL6B BAZ2A NABP2 RNF41 SLC39A5 MYL6 GC12P056195 TRS-CGA4-1
GH12J056220 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 8.7 +70.6 70626 5.7 CLOCK MLX ZFP64 FEZF1 DMAP1 YBX1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 NABP2 RNF41 NEMP1 BAZ2A PAN2 DNAJC14 ZBTB39 RN7SL809P ZC3H10 PHC1P1
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around MYL6B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MYL6B gene promoter:
  • MIF-1
  • Nkx2-5
  • Tal-1beta
  • ITF-2
  • AREB6
  • SRF
  • YY1
  • Pax-2
  • Pax-2a
  • SRF (504 AA)

Genomic Locations for MYL6B Gene

Genomic Locations for MYL6B Gene
7,392 bases
Plus strand
7,392 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MYL6B Gene

Genes around MYL6B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MYL6B Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MYL6B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MYL6B Gene

Proteins for MYL6B Gene

  • Protein details for MYL6B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Myosin light chain 6B
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for MYL6B Gene

    208 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    22764 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Myosin is a hexamer of 2 heavy chains and 4 light chains.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for MYL6B Gene

neXtProt entry for MYL6B Gene

Post-translational modifications for MYL6B Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MYL6B Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MYL6B Gene

Domains & Families for MYL6B Gene

Gene Families for MYL6B Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for MYL6B Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MYL6B Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

genes like me logo Genes that share domains with MYL6B: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYL6B Gene

Function for MYL6B Gene

Molecular function for MYL6B Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Regulatory light chain of myosin. Does not bind calcium.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MYL6B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003774 motor activity TAS 2304459
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 15510214
GO:0008307 structural constituent of muscle TAS 2304459
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MYL6B: view
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MYL6B Gene

Localization for MYL6B Gene

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MYL6B gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 5
nucleus 2
mitochondrion 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MYL6B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005859 muscle myosin complex TAS 2458299
GO:0016459 myosin complex TAS 2304459
GO:0016461 unconventional myosin complex TAS 2304459
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome HDA 23533145
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MYL6B: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYL6B Gene

Pathways & Interactions for MYL6B Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with MYL6B: view

Interacting Proteins for MYL6B Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for MYL6B Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MYL6B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006936 muscle contraction TAS 2304459
GO:0007519 skeletal muscle tissue development TAS 2304459
GO:0030049 muscle filament sliding TAS 2304459
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MYL6B: view

Drugs & Compounds for MYL6B Gene

(2) Drugs for MYL6B Gene - From: DrugBank and HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
calcium Approved Nutra 0
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with MYL6B: view

Transcripts for MYL6B Gene

mRNA/cDNA for MYL6B Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(4) Additional mRNA sequences :
(2991) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(11) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for MYL6B Gene

Myosin, light chain 6B, alkali, smooth muscle and non-muscle:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MYL6B Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b · 3c · 3d ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7 ^ 8
SP1: - - -
SP2: -
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for MYL6B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MYL6B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for MYL6B Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MYL6B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (x9.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MYL6B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Neutrophil (12.6), Nasal epithelium (8.3), Blymphocyte (7.8), Esophagus (6.5), and Cervix (6.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for MYL6B Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MYL6B Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MYL6B Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for MYL6B Gene

  • Muscle(4.4)
  • Nervous system(4.4)
  • Blood(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MYL6B: view

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for MYL6B Gene

Orthologs for MYL6B Gene

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

Orthologs for MYL6B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MYL6B 34 33
  • 99.52 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Myl6b 16 34 33
  • 88.57 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MYL6B 34 33
  • 86.22 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia RGD1560334 33
  • 86.15 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MYL6B 34 33
  • 84.78 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MYL6B 34
  • 74 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii myl6 34
  • 66 (a)
zgc:153867 34
  • 61 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Mlc-c 34
  • 52 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea mlc-5 34
  • 47 (a)
mlc-6 34
  • 45 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes MLC1 34
  • 36 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.211 34
  • 53 (a)
CSA.6678 34
  • 44 (a)
CSA.4806 34
  • 44 (a)
CSA.6288 34
  • 44 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MYL6B was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for MYL6B Gene

Gene Tree for MYL6B (if available)
Gene Tree for MYL6B (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for MYL6B: view image

Paralogs for MYL6B Gene

Paralogs for MYL6B Gene

(11) SIMAP similar genes for MYL6B Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

  • F8W1I5_HUMAN Pseudogenes for MYL6B Gene

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Variants for MYL6B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MYL6B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000265933 -- 56,156,421(+) A/G intron_variant
rs1000893926 -- 56,151,448(+) C/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs1001177739 -- 56,156,252(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1001371958 -- 56,154,167(+) G/C/T intron_variant
rs1001775884 -- 56,156,048(+) G/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MYL6B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv2648n54 CNV loss 21841781
nsv1051961 CNV gain 25217958
nsv559013 CNV loss 21841781

Variation tolerance for MYL6B Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 31.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.48; 10.38% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for MYL6B Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYL6B Gene

Disorders for MYL6B Gene

Additional Disease Information for MYL6B

No disorders were found for MYL6B Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MYL6B Gene

Publications for MYL6B Gene

  1. Characterization of human myosin light chains 1sa and 3nm: implications for isoform evolution and function. (PMID: 2304459) Hailstones DL … Gunning PW (Molecular and cellular biology 1990) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. A novel isoform of myosin alkali light chain isolated from human muscle cells. (PMID: 2602161) Zimmermann K … Starzinski-Powitz A (Nucleic acids research 1989) 2 3 4 58
  3. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 58
  4. Interactome Analysis Reveals a Novel Role for RAD6 in the Regulation of Proteasome Activity and Localization in Response to DNA Damage. (PMID: 28031328) An H … Sun FL (Molecular and cellular biology 2017) 3 58
  5. Architecture of the human interactome defines protein communities and disease networks. (PMID: 28514442) Huttlin EL … Harper JW (Nature 2017) 3 58

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