MYO5A

(redirected from dilute myosin heavy chain, non-muscle)

MYO5A

A gene on chromosome 15q21 that belongs to the myosin gene superfamily, and is abundantly expressed n melanocytes and neurones. The myosin 5’s (V’s) to which it belongs are a class of actin-based motor proteins involved in cytoplasmic vesicle transport and anchorage, spindle-pole alignment and mRNA translocation.

Molecular pathology
MYO5A mutations are linked to Elejalde syndrome (neuroectodermal melanolysosomal disease) and Griscelli syndrome 3.