Diameter of rat PC12 cell & monkey COS 7 cell

Range PC12 cell ~10-12µm: COS7 cell ~20-25µm µm
Organism Mammalian tissue culture cell
Reference Y. Sagi, P. J. Basser and Y. Assaf, Estimation of Cell Size Using the Composite Hindered and Restricted Model of Diffusion Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 17 (2009) link p.1390 2nd paragraph
Comments P.1390 2nd paragraph: "PC12 and COS7 cell cultures were prepared. The two cultures vary significantly in mean cell size (Figure 1). PC12 cells have a diameter of ~10-12 microns, while COS7 cells have an average diameter of ~20-25 microns. The cells were centrifuged, suspended and placed in an Eppendorf tube." Wikipedia: "PC12 is a cell line derived from a pheochromocytoma of the rat adrenal medulla, that have an embryonic origin from the neural crest that has a mixture of neuroblastic cells and eosinophilic cells." Wikipedia: "COS is a fibroblast-like cell line derived from monkey kidney tissue."
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