MYO6, the human homologue of the gene responsible for deafness in Snell's waltzer mice, is mutated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic hearing loss

Am J Hum Genet. 2001 Sep;69(3):635-40. doi: 10.1086/323156. Epub 2001 Jul 20.


Mutations in the unconventional myosin VI gene, Myo6, are associated with deafness and vestibular dysfunction in the Snell's waltzer (sv) mouse. The corresponding human gene, MYO6, is located on chromosome 6q13. We describe the mapping of a new deafness locus, DFNA22, on chromosome 6q13 in a family affected by a nonsyndromic dominant form of deafness (NSAD), and the subsequent identification of a missense mutation in the MYO6 gene in all members of the family with hearing loss.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6*
  • Deafness / genetics*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mutation
  • Myosin Heavy Chains / chemistry
  • Myosin Heavy Chains / genetics*
  • Pedigree
  • Protein Conformation
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • myosin VI
  • Myosin Heavy Chains

Associated data

  • GENBANK/U90236
  • OMIM/276903
  • OMIM/600970
  • OMIM/602232
  • OMIM/602666