Conc. metabolites in cells ?

Achim Recktenwald achim at ibex.ca
Thu Jun 6 14:51:15 EST 1996

I am looking for a table listing the normal concentrations of typical cell 
metabolites, e.g., amino acids, NAD, ATP, ions, sugars, major proteins, etc.
A few years back I once stumbled over such a table. Unfortunately, I did not make a 
copy. The only entries I can remember:
typical cell protein concentration  100-300mg/mL
acetate ion  0.2 - 0.25 M

Does anybody know where to find such a table ?

I am also looking for a database, printed, CD-ROM, or on the Net, with physiological 
data; e.g., average yield for fermentative bacterial growth on glucose 10.5g cells / 
mol ATP; list of average generation times of different bacteria; metabolic 
specialties; and so on.

When I posted this message a few weeks ago, I received the following references:

Neidhardt, F. C., et al: Physiology of the Bacterial Cell, Sinauer Associates, 1990

Neidhardt, F. C. (editor): Escherichia coli and Salmonella, ASM Press, 2nd edition, 
ASM Press, 1996

I would like to find more references, if posasible with even more detailed 
information. I am also interested in concentrations of metabolites in eucaryotic 
cells, esp. mammals and/or humans, but also plants.

If you know of any good reference, please email it to me, or post it on the Net.

Any help would be appreciated.


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