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Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition. New York: Garland Science; 2002.

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Table 12-2Relative Amounts of Membrane Types in Two Kinds of Eucaryotic Cells

MEMBRANE TYPEPERCENTAGE OF TOTAL CELL MEMBRANE
LIVER HEPATOCYTE*PANCREATIC EXOCRINE CELL*
Plasma membrane25
Rough ER membrane3560
Smooth ER membrane16<1
Golgi apparatus membrane710
Mitochondria
 Outer membrane74
 Inner membrane3217
Nucleus
 Inner membrane0.20.7
Secretory vesicle membranenot determined3
Lysosome membrane0.4not determined
Peroxisome membrane0.4not determined
Endosome membrane0.4not determined
*

These two cells are of very different sizes: the average hepatocyte has a volume of about 5000 μm3 compared with 1000 μm3 for the pancreatic exocrine cell. Total cell membrane areas are estimated at about 110,000 μm2 and 13,000 μm2, respectively.

From: The Compartmentalization of Cells

Copyright © 2002, Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter; Copyright © 1983, 1989, 1994, Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James D. Watson .

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