Fraction of cytoplasm volume occupied by ‘‘crowding agents’’

Range 20 to 30 %
Organism Unspecified
Reference Kim JS, Yethiraj A. Effect of macromolecular crowding on reaction rates: a computational and theoretical study. Biophys J. 2009 Feb 18 96(4):1333-40. p.1333 left column top paragraphPubMed ID19217851
Comments The cell cytoplasm is a very crowded environment consisting of many organelles, large macromolecules, and the cytoskeletal network. The fraction of volume occupied by ‘‘crowding agents’’ is significant, estimated to be 20–30% of the total volume or higher.
Entered by Uri M
ID 108254