Table 2:

Types and distribution of intermediate filament proteins

Intermediate Filament ProteinClassCell Type
Acidic cytokeratinIEpithelial cells
Neutral-basic cytokeratinsIIEpithelial cells
VimentinIIIMesenchymal cells
Glial fibrillary acidic proteinIIIAstroglial cells
DesminIIIMuscle cells
SyneminIIISkeletal muscle cells
PeripherinIIINeurons
NestinIVCNS and muscle precursor cells
NeurofilamentsIVNeurons
InternexinIVNeurons
LaminsVUbiquitous
Filensin, phakininNot classifiedLens
TransitinNot classifiedRadial glial cells