The number of satellite cells in normal human muscle
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2005
Copyright © 1976 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 185, Issue 3, pages 279–287, July 1976
How to Cite
Schmalbruch, H. and Hellhammer, U. (1976), The number of satellite cells in normal human muscle. Anat. Rec., 185: 279–287. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091850303
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 FEB 1976
- Manuscript Received: 13 OCT 1975
The satellite cell population in skeletal muscles of ten normal subjects aged 7 to 73 years was quantitated by electron microscopy. In all 1,414 nuclei were assessed. Satellite cell nuclei comprised 4% (standard deviation 2%) of all nuclei within the fibre basal lamina. The lowest incidence (0.6%) was found in a 73-year-old man. The study confirms, that satellite cells are regularly present in human skeletal muscle.