An estimation of the number of cells in the human body

  title={An estimation of the number of cells in the human body},
  author={E. Bianconi and A. Piovesan and F. Facchin and A. Beraudi and R. Casadei and F. Frabetti and L. Vitale and M. C. Pelleri and Simone Tassani and F. Piva and Soledad P{\'e}rez-Amodio and P. Strippoli and S. Canaider},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={463 - 471}
  • E. Bianconi, A. Piovesan, +10 authors S. Canaider
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of Human Biology
  • BACKGROUND All living organisms are made of individual and identifiable cells, whose number, together with their size and type, ultimately defines the structure and functions of an organism. [...] Key MethodRESULTS A current estimation of human total cell number calculated for a variety of organs and cell types is presented. These partial data correspond to a total number of 3.72 × 10(13). CONCLUSIONS Knowing the total cell number of the human body as well as of individual organs is important from a cultural…Expand Abstract
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