Diameter of a vesicle

Range 40-80 nm
Organism Various
Reference Takamori S et al., Molecular anatomy of a trafficking organelle. Cell. 2006 Nov 17 127(4):831-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2006.10.030 p.831 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17110340
Comments P.831 right column bottom paragraph: "Small trafficking vesicles, with diameters ranging between 40 and 80 nm, can be considered as the basic minimal units of membrane traffic." The value is for Eukaryotic vesicles. P.836 right column 2nd paragraph of ref describes cryoelectron microscopy of shock frozen and unstained vesicle samples imaged directly in vitrified ice. This gave an average diameter of 45.18 nm
Entered by Uri M
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