ankyrin

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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

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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Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein (NRARP) is a negative feedback regulator in Notch signaling pathway and regulated by Notch protein.[sup][8] On one hand, overexpression of Notch protein can promote NRARP expression; on the other hand, NRARP has feedback inhibition on the activity of Notch by inducing degradation of Notch receptor intracellular domain (NICD).[sup][9] In the present study, we found the overexpression of NRARP in thyroid cancer tissues and thyroid cancer cell lines (BHT101 and 8305C) and evaluated the effects of downregulation of NRARP expression on cell proliferation, cell cycle, invasion, and apoptosis.
Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein and Notch are highly expressed in thyroid cancer tissues
Downregulation of Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein expression significantly inhibits the proliferation of BHT101 and 8305C cells in vitro and in vivo
Downregulation of Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein expression induces G1 phase arrest in BHT101 and 8305C cells
Downregulation of Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein expression induces apoptosis in BHT101 and 8305C cells
Downregulation of Notch-regulated ankyrin repeat protein expression attenuates BHT101 and 8305C cell invasion
The Coxiella burnetii ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein family is heterogeneous.
Ankyrin repeat domain-encoding genes in the wPip strain of Wolbachia from the Cuiex jipiens group.
The six ankyrin repeats combined contain two nearly identical amino acid chains 223 amino acids long.