Cherie Martina

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There is evidence for both physiological functions of the natural neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and pharmacological actions of the plant alkaloid, nicotine, on the development and function of the immune system. The effects of continuous exposure to nicotine over a 12-day course of fetal thymus organ culture (FTOC) were studied, and thymocytes were(More)
Several studies have shown that the developmental arrest of severe combined immune deficiency (scid) thymocytes during the CD4(-)CD8(-) double negative (DN) to CD4(+)CD8(+) double positive (DP) transition can be overcome by a sub-lethal dose of ionizing radiation (IR). Concurrent with this developmental progression, IR also induces variable (diversity)(More)
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