*Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.
Not tested in other applications.
This antibody reacts specifically with the α and β chains of human erythrocyte spectrin.
Ascites, 15 mM sodium azide
Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
human erythrocyte spectrin.
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
spectrin alpha, erythrocytic 1 , EL2 , HPP , HS3 , SPH3 , SPTA
Spectrin is a major constituent of the erythrocyte skeleton accounting for 25% of the total membrane protein and 75% of the cytoskeletal mass. It is associated with the cytoplasmic surface of the membrane by attachment to ankyrin, a peripheral membrane protein. The membrane skeleton influences several cellular properties such as cell shape, restriction of mobility of the integral membrane protein exposed at the cell surface and transmembrane movement of phospholipids and cholesterol. On SDS PAGE gels erythrocyte spectrin appears as two bands referred to as alpha (240kD) and beta (220kD). While the simplest form of spectrin in solution is an alpha-beta heterodimer, spectrin can undergo self-association in various conditions to form a tetramer of alpha2-beta2. In recent years a large number of spectrin-like molecules have been found in non-erythroid cells. These proteins are known by such different names as fodrin, CBP I, calspectin and TW 260/240.