Force generating protein of respiratory cilia. Produces force towards the minus ends of microtubules. Dynein has ATPase activity; the force-producing power stroke is thought to occur on release of ADP. Involved in sperm motility; implicated in sperm flagellar assembly.
Synonyms: Axonemal beta dynein heavy chain 12, Axonemal dynein heavy chain 12-like protein, Axonemal dynein heavy chain 7-like protein, Ciliary dynein heavy chain 12
Gene name: Dnah12