Fraction of yellow bone marrow that is fat

Range ~80 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Chan BY, Gill KG, Rebsamen SL, Nguyen JC. MR Imaging of Pediatric Bone Marrow. Radiographics. 2016 Oct36(6):1911-1930 DOI: 10.1148/rg.2016160056 p.1912 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID27726743
Primary Source [1] Steiner RM, Mitchell DG, Rao VM, Schweitzer ME. Magnetic resonance imaging of diffuse bone marrow disease. Radiol Clin North Am 1993 31(2):383–409.PubMed ID8446756
Comments P.1912 right column 2nd paragraph: "The yellow marrow appears yellow due to the carotenoids within the adipocytes. The function of yellow marrow is uncertain, and it is postulated to provide surface and/or nutritional support for the red marrow. It is composed of approximately 80% fat (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117070