Typical metabolite concentration

Range ~32 μM
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Palsson BO, Systems biology/Simulation of dynamic network states 2011 p.116 equation 7.3
Method The approximate number of different metabolites present in a given cell is on the order of 1,000 (Feist et al., 2007 PMID 17593909). By assuming that metabolite has a median molecular weight of about 312 g/mol (fig.7.3a) and that the fraction of metabolites of the wet weight is 0.01, researchers can estimate a typical metabolite concentration of Xave˜[1g/cm^3?0.01/(1000?312g/mol)]˜32µM
Entered by Uri M
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