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an·ky·rin

(ang'ki-rin),
An erythrocyte membranal protein that binds spectrin. A deficiency in ankyrin may lead to a type of hereditary spherocytosis.
See also: nexins.
Synonym(s): anchorin, syndein
[G. ankyra, anchor, + -in]

ankyrin

/an·ky·rin/ (ang´kĭ-rin) a membrane protein of erythrocytes and brain that anchors spectrin to the plasma membrane at the sites of ion channels.

ankyrin

Any of a family of proteins which mediate the binding of integral membrane proteins to the cytoskeleton, e.g., spectrin to the erythrocyte’s anion exchange (band-III) protein.

ankyrin

(ang′kĭ-rin)
A structural protein in red blood cells that binds cell membrane transport molecules to spectrin.
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