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Hi Friends
can anybody tell me 
Why do highly active cells like muscle cells tend to be smaller than less active cells like fat cells?

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Kvachhani
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hi,

hi,
This could be due to,
generaly cell size is depands on the placement of cell and its function. In case of muscle is highly active and surrounded by another mambrane called epimycium and perimycium which gives small size of cells (due to compression) and needs to strech during activity which increase size of cell temperarly. in case of fat cell, size of cell is variable and depands on location of the cell as mostly they are not comprased, gives free space to expande and have fat inside the cell give bulk while in muscle and other cell fat is not present.

Guy Sovak
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Regarding Muscle cells,

Regarding Muscle cells,
You forgot to mention the Endomycium which is the inermost connective tissue that surrounds the individual muscle fibers.
Another important fact the muscle fibers are changing there length when contracting and relexing. Contracting them would shorten the muscle in one axis and in the other would increase it.
Guy