Biochemistry: AIIMS PG Q-13

Q-13. RBC membrane is maintained by
a) Spectrin
b) Laminin
c) Collagen
d) Elastin

Answer: Spectrin
The shape, flexibility and the strength of RBC membrane is maintained by:
Spectrin (Most important)
Protein 4.1
Important point:
The deficiency of any one of the membrane skeletal proteins can cause hereditary spherocytosis.