Surface area per lipid molecule

Value 0.5 nm^2
Organism Unspecified
Reference Brügger B, Glass B, Haberkant P, Leibrecht I, Wieland FT, Kräusslich HG. The HIV lipidome: a raft with an unusual composition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Feb 21 103(8):2641-6. p.2644 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16481622
Comments P.2644 right column 2nd paragraph: "The number of lipids per virion can also be calculated from the viral diameter and the average footprint of a lipid molecule. With an average outer HIV-1 diameter of 145nm (ref 28), this calculation yields a theoretical number of 255,000 lipids per particle assuming a 0.5 nm^2 surface area per lipid molecule, which is in excellent agreement with the experimentally determined number."
Entered by Uri M
ID 106993