Both N- and C-terminal tagged huCD36 bind normally to pRBCs. After transfection with pEGFP-C3-CD36, pEGFP-N3-CD36 or pEGFP-N3 alone, cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde for 20 min and then rinsed twice with PBS. The cells were then incubated with pRBCs for 4 hours at room temperature with gent shacking. pRBCs bindings were observed under fluorescent microscope and typical binding cells were photographed. pRBCs were bound to both pEGFP-C3-CD36 and pEGFP-N3-CD36 transfected cells.