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Myosin, heavy chain 13, skeletal muscle
Symbols MYH13 ; MyHC-eo
External IDs OMIM603487 MGI1339967 HomoloGene55780 GeneCards: MYH13 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 8735 544791
Ensembl ENSG00000006788 ENSMUSG00000060180
UniProt Q9UKX3 B1AR69
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_003802 NM_001081250
RefSeq (protein) NP_003793 NP_001074719
Location (UCSC) Chr 17:
10.2 – 10.28 Mb
Chr 11:
67.32 – 67.37 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Myosin-13 also known as myosin, heavy chain 13 is a protein which in humans is encoded by the MYH13 gene.[1]


MYH13 is a myosin whose expression is restricted primarily to the extrinsic eye muscles which are specialized for function in eye movement.[2]


  1. ^ Winters LM, Briggs MM, Schachat F (November 1998). "The human extraocular muscle myosin heavy chain gene (MYH13) maps to the cluster of fast and developmental myosin genes on chromosome 17". Genomics 54 (1): 188–9. doi:10.1006/geno.1998.5558. PMID 9806854. 
  2. ^ Weiss A, Schiaffino S, Leinwand LA (July 1999). "Comparative sequence analysis of the complete human sarcomeric myosin heavy chain family: implications for functional diversity". J. Mol. Biol. 290 (1): 61–75. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1999.2865. PMID 10388558. 

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