Anti-Spectrin antibody produced in rabbit

whole antiserum

MDL number:

biological source


Quality Level

antibody form

whole antiserum

antibody product type

primary antibodies




15 mM sodium azide

species reactivity



western blot: 1:400



UniProt accession no.

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


General description

Spectrin is the major cytoskeletal component in erythrocytes. It is composed of two types of polypeptides known as α and β with molecular weights of 240 and 220 kDa, respectively. The α- and β-chains form heterotetramers which are linked end-to-end via oligomeric actin and band 4.1 protein.
Spectrin is a multifunctional protein that has lipid-binding sites within CH (calponin-homology) tandem domains, a PH (pleckstrin homology) domain and triple helical segments. It is located on chromosome 1q23.1.


The antibody reacts specifically with the α and β chains of human erythrocyte spectrin.


spectrin from freshly prepared human erythrocyte ghosts.


Anti-Spectrin antibody has been used in western blotting immunofluorescence and immunostaining.

Biochem/physiol Actions

The spectrin-based membrane skeleton is essential to provide mechanical stability and membrane integrity. It is also responsible for protein organization, trafficking and resilience of erythrocytes.
Spectrins modulates the cell morphology and mechanical properties. Spectrins also participates in the cell cycle by controlling the upregulation of membrane receptors. α- and β spectrins are essential for the development of nervous system.


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WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Physiologically important secondary modifications of red cell membrane in hereditary spherocytosis-evidence for in vivo oxidation and lipid rafts protein variations
Margetis P, et al.
Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases, 38(3), 210-220 (2007)

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