Volume of β-cell

Value 1020 μm^3
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference Finegood DT, Scaglia L, Bonner-Weir S. Dynamics of beta-cell mass in the growing rat pancreas. Estimation with a simple mathematical model. Diabetes. 1995 Mar44(3):249-56. p.251 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID7883109
Method "ß-cell volume has been determined by a number of different techniques, at both the light- and electron-microscopic levels."
Comments "If the specific gravity or density of the tissue is assumed to be 1 mg/mm^3 and the volume of a single ß-cell is 1,020µm^3 (1.02x10^-6 mm^3/cell), there are 9.8X10^5 cells per milligram of ß-cell mass."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109227