Dimensions of mRNP (messenger ribonucleoprotein)

Range length 20-30: width 5-7 nm
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Oeffinger M, Zenklusen D. To the pore and through the pore: a story of mRNA export kinetics. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Jun1819(6):494-506. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2012.02.011. p.501 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID22387213
Primary Source 108) J. Batisse, C. Batisse, A. Budd, B. Böttcher, E. Hurt, Purification of nuclear poly(A)- binding protein Nab2 reveals association with the yeast transcriptome and a messenger ribonucleoprotein core structure, J. Biol. Chem. 284 (2009) 34911–34917.PubMed ID19840948
Comments "...the average length of a yeast mRNA is only about 2 kb, and nuclear mRNPs purified from yeast cells show a rod like shape with a length of 20–30 nm and a width of 5–7 nm [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
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