MadSci Network: Cell Biology

Re: the average dimensions of a mammalian cell: neurons and muscle cells?

Date: Mon Oct 22 17:41:28 2001
Posted By: Dmitri Leonoudakis, Grad student, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience Research Institute
Area of science: Cell Biology
ID: 1002500439.Cb

The average dimensions of mammalian cells range from about 10 to 50 
microns.  Isolated muscle cells are on the large side and neurons without 
their dendritic arbors are smaller, other cell lines will fall in 
between.  Make sure your well surface is conducive to the cells sticking 
(it may need to be coated or specially treated).  


See Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts for more info.

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