Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable several functions, including ATP binding activity; ATP hydrolysis activity; and actin filament binding activity. Predicted to be involved in ATP metabolic process; muscle filament sliding; and skeletal muscle contraction. Part of myosin complex. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; eye; limb; skeletal musculature; and somite. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in arthrogryposis multiplex congenita; disease of cellular proliferation; and distal arthrogryposis type 7. Orthologous to human MYH8 (myosin heavy chain 8).