Cellular Differentiation in the Thymus


Lymphocytes which originate as stem cells in the bone marrow and undergo proliferation and differentiation in the thymus enter the peripheral lymphocyte pool as so-called T lymphocytes (2, 3). These are long-lived, recireulating cells which participate both in immune responses of the "cell-mediated" type, as in transplantation immunity, and in antibody… (More)


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