Number of Lpp

Range ~100,000 copies/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Braun V, Rehn K. Chemical characterization, spatial distribution and function of a lipoprotein (murein-lipoprotein) of the E. coli cell wall. The specific effect of trypsin on the membrane structure. Eur J Biochem. 1969 Oct10(3):426-38. p.426 2nd paragraph in summary and p.434 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID4899922
Method "A culture grown to 10^9 cells/ml contains, in 32 liters, 3.2x10^13 cells. 540 mg murein lipoprotein were obtained. 215 mg of lipoprotein were removed after digestion with trypsin. Taking into account a molecular weight of at least 7000 for the protein plus the lipid, the number of lipoprotein molecules per cell once again is in the order of 10^5."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108583