Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have ATP binding activity; ATPase activity; and microfilament motor activity. Predicted to be involved in ATP metabolic process; muscle filament sliding; and skeletal muscle contraction. Localizes to myosin complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in disease of cellular proliferation and distal arthrogryposis type 7. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; limb; rib cartilage condensation; skeletal musculature; and somite. Orthologous to human MYH8 (myosin heavy chain 8).