Number of cell types in normal, healthy adult

Value 411 Unitless
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Vickaryous MK, Hall BK. Human cell type diversity, evolution, development, and classification with special reference to cells derived from the neural crest. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2006 Aug81(3):425-55 p.441 left column 5th paragraph and pp.432-3 table 2, p.434 table 3, p.435 table 4 and p.436 table 5PubMed ID16790079
Method Cladistic technique focusing the analysis on phenotypic characters
Comments P.431 right column bottom paragraph: "As previous cell type inventories have generally neglected nerve cells, the tabulation of 145 neuron types (representing almost one third of the entire catalogue) is of particular significance. Amongst the diversity are 25 peripheral nervous system (enteric, motor, parasympathetic, and sympathetic) neurons, 60 special (visual) sensory neurons and 55 central nervous system neurons." See BNID 103626
Entered by Uri M
ID 106155