Dimensions of type III secretion system (needle complex, a stiff, straight tube)

Range length 80 nm: width 13 nm
Organism Bacteria Salmonella typhimurium
Reference Kubori T et al., Supramolecular structure of the Salmonella typhimurium type III protein secretion system. Science. 1998 Apr 24 280(5363):602-5 p.603 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID9554854
Method Abstract: "Electron microscopy revealed supramolecular structures spanning the inner and outer membranes of flagellated and nonflagellated strains, such structures were not detected in strains carrying null mutations in components of the type III apparatus."
Comments P.603 right column bottom paragraph: "The needle structure itself is a stiff, straight tube, 80 nm long and 13 nm wide."
Entered by Uri M
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