Thickness of protein shell of carboxysome

Range 3 - 4 nm
Organism bacteria
Reference Cheng S, Liu Y, Crowley CS, Yeates TO, Bobik TA. Bacterial microcompartments: their properties and paradoxes. Bioessays. 2008 Nov30(11-12):1084-95. doi: 10.1002/bies.20830. p.1084 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18937343
Comments "Carboxysomes are very large and sophisticated multi-protein complexes. They are about 80–150 nm in cross section and are bounded by a 3–4 nm thick protein shell (Fig. 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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