Molecular mass of most shell proteins that make up metabolosomes (also called bacterial microcompartments (BMCs))

Range 9 - 14 kDa
Organism bacteria
Reference Parsons JB et al., Synthesis of empty bacterial microcompartments, directed organelle protein incorporation, and evidence of filament-associated organelle movement. Mol Cell. 2010 Apr 23 38(2):305-15. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2010.04.008 p.306 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID20417607
Comments P.306 right column bottom paragraph: "The pdu operon encodes seven shell proteins (PduA, -B, -J, -K, -N, -T, and -U) and one variant (PduB′), which all display similarity to the BMC (bacterial microcompartment) shell proteins of the carboxysome. Thus, in total, eight proteins appear to be associated with the shell of the propanediol utilization microcompartment. The phylogenetic relationship between the different proteins is shown in Figure 1. Most of the shell proteins have a molecular mass of 9–14 kDa, but a number (PduB, PduB′, and PduT) are more than twice this size and appear to have arisen by gene duplication and fusion, since they contain a tandem repeat of the BMC motif."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115208