The physical chemistry of cytoplasm and its influence on cell function: An update

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From the point of view of intermolecular interactions, the cytoplasmic space is more like a crowded party in a house full of furniture than a game of tag in an empty field. Understanding the physical chemical properties of cytoplasm is thus of key importance for understanding cellular function. This article attempts to provide an entrée into the current literature on this subject and offers some general guidelines for thinking about intracellular biochemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2593-2596
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular biology of the cell
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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