Microtubule diameter

Range 23 nm
Organism Unspecified
Reference Faisal AA, White JA, Laughlin SB. Ion-channel noise places limits on the miniaturization of the brain's wiring. Curr Biol. 2005 Jun 21 15(12):1143-9. p.1147 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID15964281
Primary Source Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Walter, P. (2002). Molecular Biology of the Cell (New York: Garland).
Comments "A few essential molecular components are required to fit inside the axon this includes an actin felt work (7 nm thick) to support membrane shape, the supporting cytoskeleton (a microtubule of 23 nm diameter), the intracellular domains of ion channels and pumps (intruding 5–7 nm), and kinesin motor proteins (10 nm length) that transport vesicles (30 nm diameter) and essential materials(<30 nm diameter) [primary source]." See BNID 106123
Entered by Uri M
ID 109237