Average diameter of ave. protein

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Value 5 nm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
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Primary Source Additional ref - Statistically enhanced promiscuity of structurally correlated patterns D. B. Lukatsky* and E. I. Shakhnovich, Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Feb77(2 Pt 1):020901
Comments A list of primary sources is given in the reference. Additional ref gives value of 2 nm. Lactose permease diameter is 4nm (bion ). General size of proteins in other sources 4-6 nm. Thus, a range of 2-6 nm for an average protein diameter.
Entered by Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen, Mike Springer
ID 100018