Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have actin filament binding activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including inner ear development; modulation of chemical synaptic transmission; and protein transport. Localizes to several cellular components, including Schaffer collateral - CA1 synapse; cochlear hair cell ribbon synapse; and postsynaptic actin cytoskeleton. Predicted to colocalize with clathrin-coated endocytic vesicle. Used to study autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 22 and autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 37. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 22; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 37; ovarian cancer; and sensorineural hearing loss. Is expressed in inner ear. Orthologous to human MYO6 (myosin VI).