Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits microfilament motor activity. Involved in several processes, including adult heart development; regulation of heart contraction; and striated muscle cell development. Localizes to Z disc; myosin complex; and stress fiber. Used to study dilated cardiomyopathy; dilated cardiomyopathy 1EE; and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 14. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in atrial heart septal defect (multiple); heart conduction disease (multiple); and intrinsic cardiomyopathy (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including brown fat; embryo mesenchyme; great vessel of heart; heart; and skeletal musculature. Orthologous to human MYH6 (myosin heavy chain 6).