Average thickness of cytoplasmic (inner) membrane

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Value 37.5 Å Range: ±0.5 Å
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Mitra K, Ubarretxena-Belandia I, Taguchi T, Warren G, Engelman DM. Modulation of the bilayer thickness of exocytic pathway membranes by membrane proteins rather than cholesterol. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Mar 23 101(12):4083-8 p. 4087 left column doi: 10.1073/pnas.0307332101PubMed ID15016920
Method Solution x-ray scattering (SXS). SXS permits direct determination of the distance (d) between the highly electron-dense phosphate groups across the bilayer of membranes in solution.
Comments For thickness of outer membrane see BNID 100942. For erythrocyte membrane thickness see BNID 103948
Entered by Uri M
ID 105823