Median cost of precursor synthesis per amino acid [~P]

Value 30.3 ATP
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Wagner, A., Energy Constraints on the Evolution of Gene Expression, Mol. Biol. Evol. 22(6):1365–1374. 2005PubMed ID15758206
Primary Source Wang et al. 2002 Arava et al. 2003 Ghaemmaghami et al. 2003 Huh et al. 2003).
Comments The energy currency Wagner uses is the activated (high-energy) phosphate bond [~P]. The median length of a yeast protein is 385 amino acids (BNID 100206), with a combined biosynthesis and polymerization cost of 30.3 [~P] per amino acid.
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ID 100207