Number of cell types in lung excluding the circulatory cells

Range >60 cell types
Organism Unspecified
Reference Stone KC, Mercer RR, Gehr P, Stockstill B, Crapo JD. Allometric relationships of cell numbers and size in the mammalian lung. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1992 Feb6(2):235-43 DOI: 10.1165/ajrcmb/6.2.235 abstractPubMed ID1540387
Comments Abstract: "The lung is unique among organs in the diversity and function of individual cell types, such as mechanical, sensory, secretory, transporting, and circulating cells. Excluding the circulatory cells, the lung has greater than 60 different cell types, making it an ideal organ for examining the varieties in cell characteristics across different species."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115523