Weight of epithelial cell

Range ~1 ng
Organism Metazoa animals
Reference Tomasetti C, Li L, Vogelstein B. Stem cell divisions, somatic mutations, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention. Science. 2017 Mar 24 355(6331):1330-1334. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf9011 Supplementary Materials p.3 5th paragraphPubMed ID28336671
Comments Supplementary Materials p.3 5th paragraph: "Breast tissue estimates. Each side of the human female breast has a mean weight of ~340 grams (BNID 115534), of which 3.6% - 37.6% (~20%, mean) is fat (BNID 115535). Given that an epithelial cell’s weight is ~ 1 ng, there are a total of 6.8×10^11 cells in both breasts." 1ng=10^-9grams
Entered by Uri M
ID 115553