Induction of mixed lymphocyte reaction nonresponsiveness after chimeric thymus transplantation.

Abstract

Discussion still continues regarding whether self-tolerance is imparted within the thymus by the thymic epithelial cells (TEC) or by the bone marrow-derived (BMD) dendritic cells and macrophages. Many experiments suggest that BMD cells may be the major cells responsible for inducing tolerance within the thymus. In order to address this question and to see… (More)

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