Talk:List of distinct cell types in the adult human body
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how many different cell types are in a human?
There are about 210 (IIRC) different kinds of cells, depending on how strictly you separate similar cells. The article states there are "300 different cell types in the human body. " However, this is under the heading: "Exocrine secretory epithelial cells." This line should be moved above if it applies to all of the human cell types, not just a subset.
Is it true that the 98% of the atoms constituting human cells get replaced every year? How is this figure determined? Is it only from some basic metabolic measurements? Can "replacement" exactly be said to be going on, particularly in the light of Penroses' arguments in "The Emperor's New Mind" (if an atom is "replaced" by another of the same kind, then in a strong sense, nothing would have happened whatsoever). comments requested. Many thanks --Amit —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:46, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Linking cells without article
I've wanted for a long time to see the list of all 210 human cell types and finally found it. I went through the list and added wiki-links where possible, for instance, I changed "Lacrimal gland cell" to "Lacrimal gland cell". My reasoning was that it was more useful to provide a link to a relevant article than show a red-link.
However in doing so, I have also taken away the red-link which shows that we still need an article on the specific cell-type in addition to the article on the gland or organ which contains the cell, and this is now bothering me. Which do you think is more important for this list, showing the articles not yet created, or providing a link to the closest alernative? Would another alternative be: Lacrimal gland -- Lacrimal gland cell ? or Lacrimal gland cell ?
- Thank you for your contributions! I don't think there need to be two separate articles for the structure and the cells contructing it. Therefore, as I did in Lacrimal gland cell, for example, the cell type may be linked to a Microanatomy or Histology-section in the organ article. Mikael Häggström (talk) 06:46, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
- That's a problem. This article should be linked to articles about different cell types, not to different tissues. We have articles about many specific types of cells: Category:Cells, Category:Animal cells with many sub-cats, Category:Human cells, Category:Cells by function, etc. (Pericytes, Alpha cell, Beta cell, Acanthocyte, ...). However, many of these types are not mentioned/linked in this page. Articles on other cell types are missing, and I found only one internet resource where cell type descriptions can be found , ,. Biophys (talk) 22:42, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:06, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
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