Molecules WITHIN cells

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Molecules WITHIN cells

Post by twiiistCH » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:18 pm

Hi all!

I got a question regarding molecules WITHIN cells.

I would like to know, what molecules are the most popular in a normal non-sexual cell...

And what type of molecules are the most used....i guess obviously the protein but what are the proportions of the other types of molecules.

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Post by mith » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:15 pm

probably those to do with the cytoskeleton such as actin...
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Re: Molecules WITHIN cells

Post by jonmoulton » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 am

Just in terms of number of molecules, I would expect water to be the most abundant of the intracellular molecules. Certainly there is a lot of other stuff taking up space in there, but even though there might not be much bulk water, pretty much all of that other stuff has some waters of hydration at least.

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Re: Molecules WITHIN cells

Post by twiiistCH » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:51 pm

Thanks!
Yes even though there is a lot of actin involed in the cytostructure I do believe that water is the most dominant molecule in a cell

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