Increase in number of MscS channels compared to MscL channels

Range 2 to 5 Fold greater
Organism Unspecified
Reference Bialecka-Fornal M, Lee HJ, DeBerg HA, Gandhi CS, Phillips R. Single-cell census of mechanosensitive channels in living bacteria. PLoS One. 2012 7(3):e33077. p.9 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID22427953
Method Fluorescence microscopy
Comments MscL=MechanoSensitive (MS) channels of Large conductance. MscS=MechanoSensitive (MS) channels of Small conductance. The relative number of MscS channels has been reported to be 2–5 times greater than the number of MscL channels.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107637