mouse erythrocyte protein level

Steven B. Harris sbharris at
Tue Oct 14 22:09:09 EST 1997

In <34435162.3314 at> Kai Riecke
<riecke at> writes: 
>my collegue, 
>rthiel at
>would like to know the protein content of mouse (or rodent)
>Medline research did not help her very much. So she would be grateful
>your help.
>Thanks, Kai
>Kai Riecke
>Institut fuer Klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie
>Tel xx49-30-8384352
>Email riecke at

RBCs of all mammals have about the same hemoglobin content, which is
around .35 grams/cc.   Since RBCs have about the same density as water,
and since almost all their protein is hemoglobin, that makes RBCs
pretty close to 35% protein by wet-weight.

                                     Steve Harris, M.D.

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