NEFM

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Neurofilament medium polypeptide (NF-M) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NEFM gene.[1][2]

Function

Neurofilaments are type IV intermediate filament heteropolymers composed of light (NEFL), medium (this protein), and heavy (NEFH) 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.[2]

References

  1. Ding Y, Reed DR, Baltazar MC, Price RA (May 1992). "RFLP for BgI II at the human neurofilament medium chain (NEF3) gene locus". Nucleic Acids Res. 20 (6): 1429. doi:10.1093/nar/20.6.1429-a. PMC 312205. PMID 1348579.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: NEFM neurofilament, medium polypeptide 150kDa".

Further reading

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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