Immune regulatory effect of hepatic factor associated with thymus alteration.


This study was carried out to clarify the mechanism of the immune regulatory effect of factors which were liberated from the ischemic damaged liver. By occlusion of the hepatic vessels (hepatic artery and portal vein) for 40 min daily during 5 days to induce the ischemic damage of the liver, reduced thymus weight (50 +/- 5 mg; control, 274 +/- 23 mg) and… (More)