This gene encodes a protein involved intracellular vesicle and organelle transport, especially in the hair cell of the inner ear. Mutations in this gene have been found in patients with non-syndromic autosomal dominant and recessive hearing loss.
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Protein Aliases: myosin VI; myosin-VI; Snell's waltzer; tailchaser; Unconventional myosin-6; Unconventional myosin-VI
Gene Aliases: BC029719; DFNA22; DFNB37; KIAA0389; MYO6; RGD1560646; sv; Tlc
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9UM54
Molecular Function: actin binding motor protein