Quantitative changes in the normal and apoptotic thymocytes of pigs treated with anabolic doses of the beta2 adrenergic agonist clenbuterol.

@article{Blanco2003QuantitativeCI,
  title={Quantitative changes in the normal and apoptotic thymocytes of pigs treated with anabolic doses of the beta2 adrenergic agonist clenbuterol.},
  author={Alfonso Blanco and Emilio Artacho-P{\'e}rula and Rafaela Flores-Acu{\~n}a and Rosario Moyano and Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a Monterde},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 1-2},
  pages={111-5}
}
Although the beta2 adrenergic agonists have been seen to have important effects on the mechanisms regulating the development and death of T-cells in the thymus, the side-effects on the immune system of anabolic treatments of these substances have hardly been considered. In order to evaluate the effects exerted by the beta2 adrenergic agonist clenbuterol on the thymocyte population, the thymus of eight pigs treated with anabolic doses of this substance was studied by morphometric methods… CONTINUE READING