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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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Rask-Andersen et al., Uppsala, Sweden. In Cell Tissue Res, 2010
study analyzed expression of peripherin(PP) in the cochlea; in organ of Corti, PP seems to be specifically expressed in outer hair cell afferents; small or type II spiral ganglion cell bodies also intensely express PP