Number of Ca, Zn and Fe atoms per cell (each)

Value 100000 atoms/cell Range: ~0.1mM atoms/cell
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Finney LA, O'Halloran TV. Transition metal speciation in the cell: insights from the chemistry of metal ion receptors. Science. 2003 May 9 300(5621):931-6. DOI: 10.1126/science.1085049 p.931 right column top paragraphPubMed ID12738850
Comments "Other metals are also concentrated by the E. coli cell to a narrow, fixed, total concentration as follows: K and Mg, 10^8 atoms per cell, >10mM. Ca, Zn, and Fe, 10^5 atoms per cell, ~0.1mM. Cu, Mn, Mo, and Se, 10^4 atoms per cell, ~10µM. V, Co, and Ni, low abundance."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108825