Collection of measured membrane permeabilities for common biochemical compounds

Range Table - link
Organism Generic
Reference "Physical Biology of the Cell", Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev and Julie Theriot (2009). Page 417 fig. 11.11
Primary Source Stryer et al, Biochemistry, 5th edition 2002, Chapter 12 Lipids and Cell Membranes Fig 12.15 pp. 328
Comments Membranes are most permeable to water ~5×10^-2 cm/sec and least permeable to ions 10^-12 cm/sec. Tryptophan, a zwitterion at pH 7, crosses the membrane 1000 times as slowly as does indole, a structurally related molecule that lacks ionic groups.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104953