Percent of ATP budget accounted for by protein synthesis during rapid growth

Range >67 %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Klumpp S, Scott M, Pedersen S, Hwa T. Molecular crowding limits translation and cell growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 15 110(42):16754-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1310377110. p.16754 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID24082144
Primary Source Russell JB, Cook GM (1995) Energetics of bacterial growth: Balance of anabolic and catabolic reactions. Microbiol Rev 59 :48–62.PubMed ID7708012
Comments "Bacterial cell growth and protein synthesis are tightly coupled as proteins account for a large fraction of the cellular biomass (1). In the model organism Escherichia coli, over half of the biomass is protein (BNID 101955), and protein synthesis accounts for more than two-thirds of the cell’s ATP budget during rapid growth (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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