Possible diffusion distance of highly reactive singlet oxygen, 1[O2]*

Range ~10 nm
Organism Generic
Reference Kihara S, Hartzler DA, Savikhin S. Oxygen concentration inside a functioning photosynthetic cell. Biophys J. 2014 May 6 106(9):1882-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.03.031 p.1882 right column top paragraphPubMed ID24806920
Primary Source [13] Sies, H. and Menck, C.F.M. Singlet oxygen induced DNA damage. Mutat. Res. 1992 275: 367–375PubMed ID1383777
Comments P.1882 right column top paragraph: "Since the possible diffusion distance of 1[O2]* is only ~10 nm (primary source), the protection mechanisms have to be incorporated into the membrane proteins containing the (B)Chls [(bacterio)chlorophyll]."
Entered by Uri M
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