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Official Full Name
myosin, heavy chain 10, non-muscle
Background
Myosins comprise a family of ATP-dependent motor proteins and are best known for their role in muscle contraction and their involvement in a wide range of other eukaryotic motility processes. They are responsible for actin-based motility. The term was originally used to describe a group of similar ATPases found in striated and smooth muscle cells. Following the discovery by Pollard and Korn of enzymes with myosin-like function in Acanthamoeba castellanii, a large number of divergent myosin genes have been discovered throughout eukaryotes. Thus, although myosin was originally thought to be restricted to muscle cells (hence, "myo"), there is no single "myosin" but rather a huge superfamily of genes whose protein products share the basic properties of actin binding, ATP hydrolysis (ATPase enzyme activity), and force transduction. Virtually all eukaryotic cells contain myosin isoforms. Some isoforms have specialized functions in certain cell types (such as muscle), while other isoforms are ubiquitous. The structure and function of myosin is strongly conserved across species, to the extent that rabbit muscle myosin II will bind to actin from an amoeba.
Synonyms
Cellular myosin heavy chain; Cellular myosin heavy chain type B; Cellular myosin heavy chain type B type B; MGC134913; MGC134914; MYH 10; Myh10; MYH10_HUMAN; Myosin 10; Myosin heavy chain 10; Myosin heavy chain 10 non muscle; Myosin heavy chain; Myosin heavy chain non muscle 11b; <br/>Myosin heavy chain nonmuscle IIb; Myosin heavy chain nonmuscle type B; Myosin heavy polypeptide 10 non muscle; Myosin-10; Myosin10; NMMHC B; <br/>NMMHC II b; NMMHC II-b; NMMHC IIB; NMMHC-B; NMMHC-IIB; NMMHCB; Non muscle myosin heavy chain B; Non muscle myosin heavy chain IIB; Non muscle myosin II heavy chain B; non-muscle IIb; Non-muscle myosin heavy chain B; Non-muscle myosin heavy chain IIb; Nonmuscle myosin heavy chain B; Nonmuscle myosin heavy chain IIB; Nonmuscle myosin II heavy chain B; type B; cytoplasmic nonmuscle myosin II; myosin, heavy chain 10, non-muscle; myosin; non-muscle; heavy polypeptide 10; nonmuscle myosin heavy chain; nonmuscle myosin II heavy chain-B; myosin, heavy polypeptide 10, non-muscle

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