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Medical Term:

MYO7A gene

 

Definition: the mutations of the gene are responsible for Usher type 1B syndrome, DFNB2, and DFNA11; located on 11q13.5; encodes unconventional myosin that moves actin filaments and maintains stereociliary integrity in cochlear inner and outer hair cells.

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