Density of MscL channels

Range 100 to 1,000 Channels/μm^2
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Bialecka-Fornal M, Lee HJ, DeBerg HA, Gandhi CS, Phillips R. Single-cell census of mechanosensitive channels in living bacteria. PLoS One. 2012 7(3):e33077. p.4 right column 2nd paragraph and p.9 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID22427953
Method Fluorescence microscopy
Comments MscL=MechanoSensitive (MS) channels of Large conductance. The fluorescence microscopy measurements indicated that the mean number of channels per cell determined by total integrated fluorescence is on the order of 300–1400 (10^2 to 10^3 channels per µm^2), depending on culturing conditions.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107636