mouse erythrocyte protein level

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


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



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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