Ratio between number of glia cells and number of neurons in male neocortex

Value 1.49 unitless
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Pelvig DP, Pakkenberg H, Stark AK, Pakkenberg B. Neocortical glial cell numbers in human brains. Neurobiol Aging. 2008 Nov29(11):1754-62.PubMed ID17544173
Method The tissue was embedded in paraffin wax. Four-micrometer-thick sections were cut from all blocks for H&E stains, and for immunohistochemistry in selected areas.
Comments 26.3 billion neurons and 38.9 billion glial cells. Value for adult life (13 males, ages 19-87 in study). In newborn number of neocortical glial cells is 1/6 that of adult, although number of neocortical neurons equalls that of adult
Entered by Uri M
ID 103183