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Official Full Name
peripherin
Background
This gene encodes a cytoskeletal protein found in neurons of the peripheral nervous system. The encoded protein is a type III intermediate filament protein with homology to other cytoskeletal proteins such as desmin, and is a different protein that the peripherin found in photoreceptors. Mutations in this gene have been associated with susceptibility to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Synonyms
PRPH; peripherin; NEF4; PRPH1; neurofilament 4 (57kD); plasticin; zgc:111926