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NEFM

Official Full Name
neurofilament, medium polypeptide
Background
Neurofilaments are type IV intermediate filament heteropolymers composed of light, medium, and heavy chains. Neurofilaments comprise the axoskeleton and functionally maintain neuronal caliber. They may also play a role in intracellular transport to axons and dendrites. This gene encodes the medium neurofilament protein. This protein is commonly used as a biomarker of neuronal damage. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
Synonyms
NEFM; neurofilament, medium polypeptide; NFM; NEF3; NF-M; neurofilament medium polypeptide; neurofilament 3; 160 kDa neurofilament protein; neurofilament triplet M protein; neurofilament-3 (150 kD medium); neurofilament, medium polypeptide 150kDa; NF-M protein; NF-M c-terminus; neurofilament 3 (150kDa medium)

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