Fodrin is a universally expressed membrane-associated cytoskeletal protein consisting of α- and β-subunits. The protein is important for maintaining normal membrane structure and supporting cell surface protein function. α-Fodrin is one of the important targets cleaved by caspases during apoptosis. The full length 240 kDa protein can be cleaved at several sites within its sequence by activated caspases generating N-terminal 150 kDa, C-terminal 120 kDa, and 35 kDa major products. Cleavage of α-Fodrin leads to membrane malfunction and cell shrinkage.
Recommended Dilutions: Western Blot: 0.5-4 µg/ml; Immunohistochemistry: 10-20 µg/ml;