Volume of erythrocyte

Value 97 µm^3
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Frank AO, Chuong CJ, Johnson RL. A finite-element model of oxygen diffusion in the pulmonary capillaries. J Appl Physiol. 1997 Jun82(6):2036-44. p.2037 right column top paragraphPubMed ID9173974
Primary Source [10] Fung, Y. C. Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues (2nd ed.). New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993.
Comments P.2037 left column bottom paragraph: "Human RBCs [Red Blood Cells] are known to have a mean volume of ~97 µm^3 and a mean surface area of ~137 µm^2 (primary source), and it is important to incorporate these values into the model, since they can greatly affect the amount of transient gas transport." Volume of ~90fL given in PMID 3594914 p.243 top paragraph:"The normal erythrocyte has an average volume of about 90µm^3 and an average surface area of 140µm^2[Lux SE. Hemolytic anemias III. Membrane disorders. In:Beck WS. ed. Hematology, 3rd ed. Cambridge:MIT Press, 1981:197-214.]" For additional mammalian cell volumes see BNID 101666, 103566, 103180, 100434
Entered by Armindo Salvador
ID 101711