Thymus and aging: morphological, radiological, and functional overview

@article{Rezzani2013ThymusAA,
  title={Thymus and aging: morphological, radiological, and functional overview},
  author={Rita Rezzani and Lorenzo Nardo and Michele Peroni and Luigi Fabrizio Rodella},
  journal={AGE},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={313-351}
}
Aging is a continuous process that induces many alterations in the cytoarchitecture of different organs and systems both in humans and animals. Moreover, it is associated with increased susceptibility to infectious, autoimmune, and neoplastic processes. The thymus is a primary lymphoid organ responsible for the production of immunocompetent T cells and, with aging, it atrophies and declines in functions. Universality of thymic involution in all species possessing thymus, including human… CONTINUE READING
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