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Table 1 Summary of wound repair timescales in single cells

From: Microfluidic guillotine reveals multiple timescales and mechanical modes of wound response in Stentor coeruleus

Cell type Wound diameter (μm) Cell diameter (μm) Ratio of wound diameter to cell diameter Healing time (s) Approx. healing rate (μm2/s)
LHCN skeletal muscle (human) [9] 1 ~ 40 0.03 70 0.01
HeLa [10] 2–3 30 0.07 200–300 0.01–0.03
3 T3 fibroblast [11] 2 18 0.11 60–120 0.02–0.05
Dictyostelium [12] 0.5–2 15 0.03 5–10 0.02–0.6
Drosophila embryo [13] 12–20 150–500 0.08 100–200 0.6–3.1
Xenopus oocyte [14] ~ 200 1200 0.17 600 52
Sea urchin egg [15,16,17] 10–50 80 0.125–0.625 3–15 31–130
Stentor coeruleus ~ 100
(approximate size of a single large wound)
~ 200
(for a cell fragment approx. half the original cell size)
0.5 100–1000 7.9–79
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