ankyrin

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ankyrin

[aŋ′kī·rən]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein found in the cell membrane of erythrocytes that attaches the membrane to the cytoskeleton protein spectrin.
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The intracellular domain contains six ankyrin repeats, the final motif found in Notch.
The six ankyrin repeats combined contain two nearly identical amino acid chains 223 amino acids long.
The center has discovered that B cell scaffold protein with ankyrin repeats (BANK), a kind of adapter molecule, inhibits the immune response of the B cell.