Age-related decrease of somatostatin receptor number in the normal human thymus.

The thymus exhibits a pattern of aging oriented toward a physiological involution. The structural changes start with a steady decrease of thymocytes, whereas no major variations occur in the number of thymic epithelial cells (TEC). The data concerning the role of hormones and neuropeptides in thymic involution are equivocal. We recently demonstrated the… CONTINUE READING

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