Thickness of plasma membrane

Value 9.2 nm Range: ±0.4 Table - link nm
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Schneiter R et al., Electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) analysis of the lipid molecular species composition of yeast subcellular membranes reveals acyl chain-based sorting/remodeling of distinct molecular species en route to the plasma membrane. J Cell Biol. 1999 Aug 23 146(4):741-54. p.746 table II and left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID10459010
Method "[Researchers] measured membrane thickness of the different fractions on high magnification prints of electron micrographs. The values obtained from this analysis are listed in Table II."
Comments "The average thickness of the membranes was 7.1±0.4 nm. The plasma membrane was significantly thicker (9.2±0.4 nm), and the lipid particle membrane was significantly thinner (4.5±0.4 nm), as expected for a lipid monolayer that delineates the lipid particles (Leber et al., 1994)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108569