Densities of molecules, proteins, organelles, and cells relative to water

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Organism Various
Reference Jonathon Howard, Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton, 2001 Sinauer Associates, Inc. p. 30 table 3.1
Primary Source See pointers to refs beneath table
Comments “Mass equals density, ?, times volume, V: m= ?V. The densities of various amino acids, proteins, organelles, and cells are given in Table 3.1. Proteins are composed of relatively light elements—carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen—and are about 40% denser than water, with different proteins having slightly different densities. [Researchers] take the average density of proteins to be 1.38×10^3kg/m^3.”
Entered by Ben Marks
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