Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
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. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; limb; rib cartilage condensation; skeletal musculature; and somite. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in disease of cellular proliferation and distal arthrogryposis type 7. Orthologous to human MYH8 (myosin heavy chain 8).