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Myosin, light chain 4, alkali; atrial, embryonic
Symbols MYL4 ; ALC1; AMLC; GT1
External IDs OMIM160770 MGI97267 HomoloGene20558 GeneCards: MYL4 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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PBB GE MYL4 210088 x at tn.png
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 4635 17896
Ensembl ENSG00000198336 ENSMUSG00000061086
UniProt P12829 P09541
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001002841 NM_010858
RefSeq (protein) NP_001002841 NP_034988
Location (UCSC) Chr 17:
45.28 – 45.3 Mb
Chr 11:
104.55 – 104.6 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Myosin light chain 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MYL4 gene.[1][2]

Myosin is a hexameric ATPase cellular motor protein. It is composed of two myosin heavy chains, two nonphosphorylatable myosin alkali light chains, and two phosphorylatable myosin regulatory light chains. This gene encodes a myosin alkali light chain that is found in embryonic muscle and adult atria. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.[2]


  1. ^ Kurabayashi M, Komuro I, Tsuchimochi H, Takaku F, Yazaki Y (Oct 1988). "Molecular cloning and characterization of human atrial and ventricular myosin alkali light chain cDNA clones". J Biol Chem 263 (27): 13930–6. PMID 3417683. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: MYL4 myosin, light chain 4, alkali; atrial, embryonic". 

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