Number of actin molecules in the mitotic cell

Range ~920,000 molecules/cell
Organism Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Reference Kamasaki T, Osumi M, Mabuchi I. Three-dimensional arrangement of F-actin in the contractile ring of fission yeast. J Cell Biol. 2007 Aug 27 178(5):765-71. p.768 left column top paragraphPubMed ID17724118
Primary Source Kamasaki T, Arai R, Osumi M, Mabuchi I. Directionality of F-actin cables changes during the fission yeast cell cycle. Nat Cell Biol. 2005 Sep7(9):916-7PubMed ID16136186
Comments "Supposing that actin concentration in the cdc25 cell is same as that in the wild-type cell, and the length and diameter of the cytoplasmic compartment of a mitotic cdc25 cell are 28.6 and 2.84 µm, respectively (primary source and reference), number of actin molecules in the mitotic cell is roughly 920,000."
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