MYH1 (MyHC-2x) encodes the IIX isoform of myosin heavy chain (MyHC). Myosin is a large, ubiquitous, motor protein that generates force through its interaction with actin, thus involving it in a number of cellular processes including cytokinesis, karyokinesis, cell migration, and muscle contraction. Muscle fibers can be divided as type 1 (slow) and type 2 (fast). MYH1 belongs to type 2.
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