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Gene Family: Myosin heavy chains (MYH)

Also known as : "Myosins, class II"
A subset of : Myosins

Myosins, class II: Myosin-II isoforms are the major contractile proteins in muscle and also play several crucial roles in non-muscle contractility. Myosin-II molecules contain two motor domains and assemble into bipolar filaments. [Source: De La Cruz & Ostap, 2004]

Genes contained within the family: 15

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
MYH1 myosin heavy chain 1 MYHSA1, MYHa, MyHC-2X/D, MGC133384 17p13.1
MYH2 myosin heavy chain 2 IBM3 MYH2A, MYHSA2, MyHC-IIa, MYHas8, MyHC-2A 17p13.1
MYH3 myosin heavy chain 3 MYHC-EMB, MYHSE1, HEMHC, SMHCE 17p13.1
MYH4 myosin heavy chain 4 MYH2B, MyHC-2B, MyHC-IIb 17p13.1
MYH6 myosin heavy chain 6 14q11.2
MYH7 myosin heavy chain 7 CMH1, MPD1 CMD1S 14q11.2
MYH7B myosin heavy chain 7B KIAA1512, dJ756N5.1, MYH14, MHC14 20q11.22
MYH8 myosin heavy chain 8 MyHC-peri, MyHC-pn 17p13.1
MYH9 myosin heavy chain 9 DFNA17 NMMHCA, NMHC-II-A, MHA, FTNS, EPSTS 22q12.3
MYH10 myosin heavy chain 10 NMMHCB 17p13.1
MYH11 myosin heavy chain 11 SMMHC, SMHC 16p13.11
MYH13 myosin heavy chain 13 MyHC-eo 17p13.1
MYH14 myosin heavy chain 14 DFNA4 FLJ13881, KIAA2034, MHC16, MYH17 19q13.33
MYH15 myosin heavy chain 15 KIAA1000 3q13.13
MYH16 myosin heavy chain 16 pseudogene MYH5 MHC20, MYH16P 7q22.1

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