Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in actin-mediated cell contraction; plasma membrane repair; and response to activity. Localizes to several cellular components, including A band; Golgi apparatus; and actomyosin contractile ring. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; forelimb bud mesenchyme; and skeletal musculature. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in inclusion body myositis. Orthologous to human MYH2 (myosin heavy chain 2).