Number of RuBisCO molecules per carboxysome

Range ~250 molecules/carboxysome
Organism Halothiobacillus neapolitanus
Reference Cheng S, Liu Y, Crowley CS, Yeates TO, Bobik TA. Bacterial microcompartments: their properties and paradoxes. Bioessays. 2008 Nov30(11-12):1084-95. doi: 10.1002/bies.20830. p.1087 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID18937343
Primary Source Schmid MF, Paredes AM, Khant HA, Soyer F, Aldrich HC, et al. 2006. Structure of Halothiobacillus neapolitanus carboxysomes by cryoelectron tomography. J Mol Biol 364: 526–535. & Kaneko Y, Danev R, Nagayama K, Nakamoto H. 2006. Intact carboxysomes in a cyanobacterial cell visualized by hilbert differential contrast transmission electron microscopy. J Bacteriol 188: 805–818.PubMed ID17028023, 16385071
Comments "About 250 RuBisCO molecules could be visualized per carboxysome arranged in 3–4 concentric layers, but well defined interactions between the RuBisCO subunits and the shell were not evident.(primary sources)"
Entered by Uri M
ID 109884