Characterization of thymocyte phenotypic alterations induced by long-lasting β-adrenoceptor blockade in vivo and its effects on thymocyte proliferation and apoptosis


Adult male Wistar rats were subjected to propranolol (P, 0.40 mg/100 g/day) or saline (S) administration (controls) over 14 days. The expression of major differentiation molecules on thymocytes and Thy-1 (CD90) molecules, which are shown to adjust thymocyte sensitivity to TCRαβ signaling, was studied. In addition, the sensitivity of thymocytes to induction… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11010-005-9059-5


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