Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 6th Edition

Published by W.H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-42923-414-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-42923-414-6

Chapter 1 - The Foundations of Biochemistry - Problems: 5

Answer

23.14 days or $2 \times 10^6 s $.

Work Step by Step

Average velocity of vesicle transport = 1 $ \mu m/s$ Length of axon = 2 m = $2 \times 10^6 \mu m$ Time for travel =? Velocity = Distance /Time Time =$Distance / Velocity $ = $2 \times 10^6 \mu m$ /1 $ \mu m/s$ =$2 \times 10^6 s $ Time = $2 \times 10^6 s $ or $ 2 \times 10^6 s / 60s \times60 min \times 24 hrs$ =23.14 days = $2 \times 10^6 seconds $
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