Length of DNA in nucleus

Value ~2 meters
Organism Mammals
Reference Misteli T. Physiological importance of RNA and protein mobility in the cell nucleus. Histochem Cell Biol. 2008 Jan129(1):5-11PubMed ID17994245
Comments Despite the requirement to accommodate ~2 m of DNA within the cell nucleus of a diameter of typically ~10 µm, chromatin is estimated to only occupy about 15% of the nuclear volume. For length of 1.7 meters in mammals see Ho et al., 2010 p. 474 left column 1st paragraph PMID 20110991. For eukaryotic DNA length of 2m see Zaret et al., 2011 PMID 22056668 p.2227 left column
Entered by Uri M
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