Number of cell types in human body

Value 200 Unitless
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Junqueira, Carneiro, Kelley, Basic Histology, 7th edition 1992 Appleton and Lange, p.66
Comments Almost all cell types can undergo abnormal changes in their growth that can generate tumors (neoplasms). For 210 cell types see Alberts et al., 1994 Molecular biology of the cell, 3rd edition, p.1188 top paragraph and pp.1188-9 for list. For 411 cell types see BNID 106155. For ~250 distinct cell lineages see Jackson et al., 2000 PMID 10657981 p.242 left column bottom paragraph
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