The golden anniversary of the thymus

@article{Miller2011TheGA,
  title={The golden anniversary of the thymus},
  author={Jacques F.A.P. Miller},
  journal={Nature Reviews Immunology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={489-495}
}
The immunological function of the thymus was first documented 50 years ago by using neonatally thymectomized mice, while studying its role in virus-induced leukaemia. Since then, an enormous wealth of reports has helped to define the importance of this primary lymphoid organ. In this article, I summarize the key advances that have led to our current knowledge of the functions of the thymus and its T cells in immunity. 

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