Hydrodynamic radius of the filaments forming the bacterial cytoskeleton

Range ~17 nm
Organism bacteria
Reference Kalwarczyk T, Tabaka M, Holyst R. Biologistics Diffusion coefficients for complete proteome of Escherichia coli. Bioinformatics. 2012 Nov 15 28(22):2971-8. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts537 p.2973 right columnPubMed ID22942021
Primary Source Hou S et al., Characterization of Caulobacter crescentus FtsZ protein using dynamic light scattering. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jul 6 287(28):23878-86. AND Pogliano J. The bacterial cytoskeleton. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2008 Feb20(1):19-27. AND Vandesande,W. and Persoons,A. (1985) The size and shape of macromolecular structures—determination of the radius, the length, and the persistence length of rodlike micelles of dodecyldimethylammonium chloride and bromide. J. Phys. Chem., 89, 404–406.PubMed ID22573335, 18243677
Method Dynamic light scattering
Comments "...the hydrodynamic radius of the filaments forming the bacterial cytoskeleton (Hou et al., 2012 Pogliano, 2008) (fragments of length L=100 nm and a radius r=2.5nm), ...is ~17nm (Vandesande and Persoons, 1985), well below Rh, obtained from the fit."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108531