[Comparative expression of 2 intermediate filament proteins, peripherin and the 68 kDa neurofilament protein, during embryonal development of the rat]

C R Acad Sci III. 1988;306(14):447-56.
[Article in French]


Peripherin, an intermediate filament protein, was originally detected by biochemical methods in the neurons of the peripheral nervous system. We now studied its expression and cellular localization by immunocytochemical methods in the developing rat embryo, and compared them with the expression and localization of the 68 kDa neurofilament protein. It appears that peripherin is expressed not only in the neurons of the peripheral nervous system, but also in some well defined neuronal populations of the central nervous system. These results focus on the questions of the phylogenetic origin and of the function of peripherin.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development*
  • Female
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Intermediate Filament Proteins / biosynthesis*
  • Membrane Glycoproteins*
  • Molecular Weight
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins*
  • Neurofilament Proteins
  • Peripherins
  • Pregnancy
  • Rats


  • Intermediate Filament Proteins
  • Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • Neurofilament Proteins
  • Peripherins