Involved in directing the movement of organelles along actin filaments.
Defects in MYO1A are the cause of deafness autosomal dominant type 48 (DFNA48) [MIM:607841]. DFNA48 is a form of sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information.
Contains 3 IQ domains. Contains 1 myosin head-like domain.