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I would like to know the distribution of mitochondrial content per tissue type in humans. I understand the simple metric that energetically active or energy requiring tissues will have more mitochondrial content, however is there any study/link for a more quantitative estimate ?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Bio.SE. You ask for mitochondrial content per tissue type? Are you asking for help in searching for a proper database or are you expecting folks to sum up every tissue type in man along with its mitochondrial content? I would suggest to specify your question. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Mar 8 '15 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ check this out. Not able to access it as of now. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Mar 8 '15 at 8:58
  • $\begingroup$ @WYSIWYG I think we convergently cited the same paper :P $\endgroup$ – March Ho Mar 8 '15 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ @MarchHo perhaps. This is another one. Can't access this one too as of now. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Mar 8 '15 at 10:40
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BioNumbers is a great site to answer this kind of question.

This search produced a link to this paper , which has measurements for mitochondria per cell for multiple species and cell type.

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