Globular protein (200 kD) that links spectrin and an integral membrane protein (Band III) in the erythrocyte plasma membrane. Isoforms exist in other cell types.
<protein> Globular protein (200 kD) that links spectrin and an integral membrane protein (Band III protein) in the erythrocyte plasma membrane. Isoforms exist in other cell types. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: ang′ki-rin Definitions: 1. An erythrocyte membranal protein that binds spectrin. A deficiency in ankyrin may lead to a type of hereditary spherocytosis. Synonyms: anchorin, syndeinFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=4378
Ankyrins are a family of adaptor proteins that mediate the attachment of integral membrane proteins to the spectrin-actin based membrane cytoskeleton. Ankyrins have binding sites for the beta subunit of spectrin and at least 12 families of integral membrane proteins. This linkage is required to maintain the integrity of the plasma membranes and to...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankyrin
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