P55 is an extensively palmitoylated erythrocyte membrane protein, and a member of the MAGUK family. P55 also resists salt extraction, resulting in a high affinity for the plasma membrane. P55 contains a PDZ/DHR domain, a conserved SH-3 domain that appears to suppress tyrosine kinase activity of various oncoproteins, a 39-amino acid motif that binds to cytoskeletal protein 4.1R, and a guanylate kinase-like domain. Interaction with glycophorin C (GPC) and 4.1R suggests that p55 may play a role in the dynamic regulation in the erythrocyte membrane. In addition, p55 gene expression in vivo may be associated with a CpG island. P55 is constitutively expressed in K562 erythroleukemia cells during erythropoiesis and undergoes a 2-fold amplification after induction.
Recommended Dilutions: IF(IHC-P): 1:50-200
Reactivity: Human, Mouse, Rat