Spectrin is the predominant component of the membrane skeleton of the red blood cell and is essential in determining shape and deformability of the membrane. It consists of 2 nonidentical subunits, alpha (MW 240,000) and beta (MW 225,000). Spectrin is present in the red cell membrane in a tetrameric or possibly higher polymeric form through head to head self association of heterodimers that are linked by actin polymers and protein 4.1 to form a 2 dimensional network.
Suitable for use in Immunofluorescence, ELISA, Western Blot, and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Immunofluorescence: 1:100 -1:500
Western Blot: 1:102-1:103
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.