Spectrin tetramer

Stable Identifier
R-HSA-420053
Type
Complex
Species
Homo sapiens
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Summation

Spectrin assembles into heterodimers of alpha and beta spectrin, these then associate in a head to tail tetramer arrangement, the beta chains binding an actin filaments at either end of the tetramer. The actin filaments act as nodes for the attachment of several (5 or 6) spectrin tetramers, allowing the formation of a lattice of pentagonal or hexagonal spectrin structures.

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