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 ANK1 gene encodes Ankyrins, which are a family of proteins that link membrane proteins to the cytoskeleton (Chorzalska et al.
Ankyrins also play critical roles for ion channel regulation in other excitable cells, such as neurons and heart cells called cardiomyocytes,"
The new mechanism involves a protein called ankyrin and appears to regulate specialized pancreatic cells and insulin secretion