Sunday, October 17, 2010


Pikachurin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EGFLAM gene. It is an extracellular matrix-like retinal protein first described in 2008 in Japan by Shigeru Sato et al., and named after Pikachu, the highly popular mascot of the Pokémon franchise. The name of this "nimble" protein was inspired due to Pikachu's "lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects".

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