Myosin is a hexameric ATPase cellular motor protein. It is composed of two heavy chains, two nonphosphorylatable alkali light chains, and two phosphorylatable regulatory light chains. This gene encodes a myosin alkali light chain that is expressed in smooth muscle and non-muscle tissues. Genomic sequences representing several pseudogenes have been described and two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Protein Aliases: 17 kDa myosin light chain; LC17; MLC-3; Myosin light chain 3; Myosin light chain A3; Myosin light chain alkali 3; myosin light chain, alkali, nonmuscle; Myosin light polypeptide 6; myosin, light chain 6, alkali, smooth muscle and non-muscle; myosin, light polypeptide 6, alkali, smooth muscle and non-muscle; Smooth muscle and nonmuscle myosin light chain alkali 6
Gene Aliases: ESMLC; LC17; LC17-GI; LC17-NM; LC17A; LC17B; MLC-3; MLC1SM; MLC3NM; MLC3SM; MYL6; Myln
Molecular Function: actin or actin-binding cytoskeletal protein