The smaller subunits of MYOSINS that bind near the head groups of MYOSIN HEAVY CHAINS. The myosin light chains have a molecular weight of about 20 KDa and there are usually one essential and one regulatory pair of light chains associated with each heavy chain. Many myosin light chains that bind calcium are considered "calmodulin-like" proteins. (mesh:D018994)



Synonym Reference Specificity
myosin light chains Exact
myosin light chain protein Exact
myosin light chain Exact
MLC Exact

Incoming Relations

Identifier Name Relation
FPLX:MYL_slow MYL_slow isa
FPLX:MYL_alkali MYL_alkali isa
FPLX:MYL_regulatory MYL_regulatory isa

Outgoing Relations

Relation Identifier Name
partof FPLX:Myosin_complex Myosin_complex