MYH7 myosin heavy chain 7

Gene info



Previous symbol


External ID

HGNC: 7577
Entrez Gene: 4625
Ensembl: ENSG00000092054
UCSC: uc001wjx.4
OMIM: 160760
UniProtKB: P12883

Disease info

CHD Phenotype

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Left ventricular noncompaction

Extra Cardiac Phenotype


Incomplete penetrance


Variable expressivity


Animal model

Mouse study

MGI: No cardiovascular defect recorded in knockout mice


Variant info


Selected variant

The Clinvar variants presented in the below IGV track were selected based on the following criteria.

  1. Variant types are single nucleotide variant or Indel
  2. Clinical significance for the variant was assessed to be Pathogenic or Likely Pathogenic
  3. ClinVar review status for the variant is criteria provided

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Selected References

  1. Budde, B. S., Binner, P., Waldmüller, S., Höhne, W., Blankenfeldt, W., Hassfeld, S., Brömsen, J., Dermintzoglou, A., Wieczorek, M., May, E., Kirst, E., Selignow, C., Rackebrandt, K., Müller, M., Goody, R. S., Vosberg, H.-P., Nürnberg, P., & Scheffold, T. (2007). Noncompaction of the Ventricular Myocardium Is Associated with a De Novo Mutation in the β-Myosin Heavy Chain Gene. PLoS ONE, 2(12), e1362. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0001362 PMID:18159245
  2. Postma, A. V., van Engelen, K., van de Meerakker, J., Rahman, T., Probst, S., Baars, M. J. H., Bauer, U., Pickardt, T., Sperling, S. R., Berger, F., Moorman, A. F. M., Mulder, B. J. M., Thierfelder, L., Keavney, B., Goodship, J., & Klaassen, S. (2011). Mutations in the Sarcomere Gene MYH7 in Ebstein Anomaly. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, 4(1), 43–50. DOI:10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.110.957985 PMID:21127202
  3. Bettinelli, A. L., Mulder, T. J., Funke, B. H., Lafferty, K. A., Longo, S. A., & Niyazov, D. M. (2013). Familial ebstein anomaly, left ventricular hypertrabeculation, and ventricular septal defect associated with a MYH7 mutation. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 161(12), 3187–3190. Portico. DOI:10.1002/ajmg.a.36182 PMID:23956225