Thymus Cell Migration

  title={Thymus Cell Migration},
  author={Irving L Weissman},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  pages={291 - 304}
THE PRECEDING STUDIES HAVE ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING POINTS: Intrathymic labeling of thymic lymphocytes provides an adequate marker system to detect the migration of thymus cells to peripheral lymphoid sites. In the newborn, this comprises a major portion of the total lymphocyte population in lymph nodes and spleen. In the adult, this migration is limited to specific portions of lymph nodes and spleen, i.e., those portions which serve the recirculating pool of small lymphocytes. Kinetic studies… CONTINUE READING