Dimensions of F0-F1 ATP Synthase

Range Height 20: diameter 10 nm
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference M. Börsch, R. Reuter, G. Balasubramanian, R. Erdmann, F. Jelezko, J. Wrachtrup Fluorescent nanodiamonds for FRET -based monitoring of a single biological nanomotor F0F1-ATP synthase link 2nd page 5th paragraph
Primary Source Boyer PD. The ATP synthase a splendid molecular machine. Annu Rev Biochem. 1997 66: 717-49. & Yoshida M, Muneyuki E, Hisabori T. ATP synthase a marvellous rotary engine of the cell. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Sep2(9):669-77.PubMed ID9242922, 11533724
Comments "[Researchers'] favorite biological molecule of interest is the nanomotor F0F1-ATP synthase. This enzyme with 10 nm in diameter and 20 nm in height provides all cells with the "energy currency" adenosine triphosphate, ATP, which is needed for all processes of life [primary sources]."
Entered by Yinon Bar-On
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