Macromolecular concentration in cytoplasm

Range ~300 mg/mL
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Adrian H. Elcock and Andrew S. Thomas Molecular Behavior in Biological Cells, The Bacterial Cytoplasm as a Model System, in MOLECULAR MACHINES link p.1 bottom paragraph
Primary Source J. Cayley, B. A. Lewis, H. J. Guttman and M. T. Record Jr. 1991. Characterization of the cytoplasm of Escherichia coli K-12 as a function of external osmolarity. J Mo Biol 222, 281–300.PubMed ID1960728
Comments The macromolecular concentration in the cytoplasm of the bacterium Escherichia coli is around 300 mg/mL, of which ~220 mg/mL is protein (primary source).
Entered by Uri M
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