Estimated mean weight of a mammalian cell

Value 1 ng
Organism Mammals
Reference Bianconi E, et al., An estimation of the number of cells in the human body. Ann Hum Biol. 2013 Jul 5. p.4 left column top paragraphPubMed ID23829164
Primary Source Makarieva AM, Gorshkov VG, Li BL, Chown SL, Reich PB, Gavrilov VM. Mean mass-specific metabolic rates are strikingly similar across life's major domains: Evidence for life's metabolic optimum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 4 105(44):16994-9PubMed ID18952839
Comments "...since the mean weight of a mammalian cell has been estimated to be 1 ng (primary source), for a standard body weight of 70 kg (Irving, 2007), there would be 7?10^13 cells."
Entered by Uri M
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