Restoration of the thymus in aging mice by in vivo zinc supplementation.


A multiparametric study of the thymus was performed in normal aging mice (12-15 months old) submitted to a mild oral zinc supplementation during 3-6 months as compared to age-matched control mice. First, this study demonstrated that in rodents, zinc levels are significantly reduced with aging and can be restored to values close to those observed in young… (More)