An estimation of the number of cells in the human body

  title={An estimation of the number of cells in the human body},
  author={Eva Bianconi and Allison Piovesan and Federica Facchin and Alina Beraudi and Raffaella Casadei and Flavia Frabetti and Lorenza Vitale and Maria Chiara Pelleri and Simone Tassani and Francesco Piva and Soledad P{\'e}rez-Amodio and Pierluigi Strippoli and Silvia Canaider},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={463 - 471}
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…

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