A subtractive PCR-based cDNA library made from fetal thymic stromal cells.


We describe our initial approach to clone and characterize genes expressed preferentially in thymic stromal cells, in an attempt to generate molecular reagents to study the role of these cells in thymopoiesis and thymic function. Thymic stromal cells were prepared from fetal thymic organ cultures by treating them with 2-deoxyguanosine and depleting the… (More)