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Fodrin is a protein highly similar to spectrin in both structure and function. It is present in most cells in the human body, except for skeletal muscle and erythrocytes. Its main presumed function is to act as a scaffolding, similar to spectrin in other tissues.[1]


  1. ^ Glenney, J. R.; Glenney, P. (September 1983). "Fodrin is the general spectrin-like protein found in most cells whereas spectrin and the TW protein have a restricted distribution". Cell. 34 (2): 503–512. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(83)90383-5. ISSN 0092-8674. PMID 6352052.