Apparent rotational viscosities of the cytoplasm

Range 2 to 20 cP
Organism Unspecified
Reference Kao HP, Abney JR, Verkman AS. Determinants of the translational mobility of a small solute in cell cytoplasm. J Cell Biol. 1993 Jan120(1):175-84. p.175 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID8416987
Method electron spin resonance or steady-state fluorescence anisotropy techniques
Comments "When the rotational mobility of small molecules in the cytoplasm is characterized in this fashion using electron spin resonance (Keith et al., 1977 Lepoeket al., 1983 Mastro et al., 1984) or steady-state fluorescence anisotropy techniques (Dix and Verkman, 1990 Lindmo and Steen, 1977), apparent rota- tional viscosities in the range 2 to 20 cP (water is 1 cP) are obtained."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110194