The excess of lysine and arginine (on top of 250mM K+) required to balance DNA and RNA of the cell

Range ~80 mM
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Roe AJ, McLaggan D, Davidson I, O'Byrne C, Booth IR. Perturbation of anion balance during inhibition of growth of Escherichia coli by weak acids. J Bacteriol. 1998 Feb180(4):767-72. p.771 right column top paragraphPubMed ID9473028
Comments The RNA and DNA of the cell are balanced by approximately 250 mM K+ and an excess of arginine and lysine in proteins equivalent to approximately 80 mM (calculated from data reported in Neidhardt, F. C., J. L. Ingraham, and M. Schaechter (ed.). 1990. The physiology of the bacterial cell: a molecular approach. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Mass.).
Entered by Uri M
ID 107113