Potentiating effect of fetal thymus on fetal liver cells for the promotion of recovery from the radiation injury in murine allogenic radiation chimeras or a little bit of thymus goes a long, long way.

Lethally irradiated CBA (H-2k) mice were treated with small numbers of liver cells from strain-A (H-2a) fetal donors. Recovery from the radiation injury was dependent upon the dose of liver cells administered. Giving very small numbers of fetal thymus cells, in addition to liver cells, had a highly significant and salutary effect on survival. The results… CONTINUE READING