Resolution of the membrane bilayer

Range ~4 nm
Organism Unspecified
Reference West M, Zurek N, Hoenger A, Voeltz GK. A 3D analysis of yeast ER structure reveals how ER domains are organized by membrane curvature. J Cell Biol. 2011 Apr 18 193(2):333-46. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201011039 p.334 right column top paragraphPubMed ID21502358
Primary Source Koster AJ et al., Perspectives of molecular and cellular electron tomography. J Struct Biol. 1997 Dec120(3):276-308 DOI: 10.1006/jsbi.1997.3933PubMed ID9441933
Comments P.334 right column top paragraph: "Golgi, mitochondria, vacuoles, and vesicles were also identified based on the similarity between their 3D structures and those reported in the literature (O’Toole et al., 2002, Marsh et al., 2004). The reconstruction reveals the 3D structure of all ER (endoplasmic reticulum) domains within this volume at about the resolution of the membrane bilayer (∼4 nm, Crowther relation, primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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