I saw your question posted on bio.net and was wondering if you ever figured out the answer. I had a similiar question: What is the concentration of a protein in a cell in molarity? I know that proteins account for 15% of a cell's overall concentration and that the molar mass of a protein is 50,000 g/mol. If you could help me figure out the answer, that would be great.
Hi netters. Can anyone be of help by telling me where/how I might be able
to find/calculate a "typical" concentration (mg/ml or something of the
like) of a housekeeping protein like tubulin in a "typical" mammalian
cell. I need a ball park figure. As far as I know, about 16-20% of a
cell's weight is protein (but what's the typical weight of a "typical"
mammalian cell?), volume is readily estimated from cell diameter, and a
highly expressed protein could be about 1% of the total protein in a cell
(so for, say tubulin, about 0.1-0.2% of the cell is protein by weight
(?)). Any suggestions, info???? Please email.