MYH6

(redirected from myosin, heavy chain 6, cardiac muscle, alpha)

MYH6

A gene on chromosome 14q12 that encodes a heavy chain of myosin and is thus involved in cytokinesis, cell shape and specialised functions—e.g., secretion and capping.
 
Molecular pathology
MYH6 mutation causes familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and atrial septal defect 3.
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miR-208a and miR-208b are encoded by introns in the MYH6 (myosin, heavy chain 6, cardiac muscle, alpha) and MYH7 genes, respectively.
[2] Genes: MYH7, myosin, heavy chain 7, cardiac muscle, beta; MYH6, myosin, heavy chain 6, cardiac muscle, alpha; Myh7, myosin, heavy polypeptide 7, cardiac muscle, beta [Mus musculus].

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