Average length of microvilli of HeLa cell

Range 4-6 µm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Fisher HW, Cooper TW. Electron microscope studies of the microvilli of HeLa cells. J Cell Biol. 1967 Aug34(2):569-76PubMed ID6035646
Method Electron microscopy.
Comments The average number of microvilli per 100 µm^2 is 13.4 and the area of the spread HeLa cell is about 1600 µm^2. For microvillus diameter of ~100nm and length of 1-2µm see McConnell et al., 2009 PMID 19564407, p. 1285 left column 1st paragraph.
Entered by Uri M
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