Dimensions of ROS (Rod Outer Segment)

Range Length ~60: diameter 6 μm
Organism Unspecified
Reference Dumke CL, Arshavsky VY, Calvert PD, Bownds MD, Pugh EN Jr. Rod outer segment structure influences the apparent kinetic parameters of cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase. J Gen Physiol. 1994 Jun103(6):1071-98. p.1073 2nd paragraphPubMed ID7931138
Method "All photomicrographs were taken at ?80 with conventional light microscopy."
Comments "Light micrographs of samples of the ROS preparations used for the measurement of PDE kinetic parameters are shown in Fig. 1 (?80). [Fig1]A contains intact ROS made accessible to small molecules and substrates by electropermeabilization (see Methods). These ROS are typically ~60µm in length and 6µm in diameter."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109737