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Concentration of RNA in the cell.

Dr. Duncan Clark Duncan at nospam.demon.co.uk
Fri Jan 21 12:52:17 EST 2000

In article <869unc$159$1 at nntp8.atl.mindspring.net>, Alex Harvey
<harvey at avigenics.com> writes
>Does anyone know the molar concentration of some specific RNAs in the cell,
>just as examples? It could be any cell or any RNA. Also if one knew the
>volume and copy number, how would one make the calculation? For instance, if
>there are 1000 copies of the p53 mRNA in a HeLa cell, what is the
>concentration in nano or pico (or atto?) moles? One could assume (perhaps
>incorrectly) that the mRNA is evenly distributed throughout the cell.
>Thanks, Alex

Get hold of an Ambion catalogue and look in the back appendix. They have
a complete section on Tissue/Cells - RNA Conversions.

They may have the same info. On their website. http://www.ambion.com

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get 
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
DNAmp Ltd.
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