Tolerance induction by thymic medullary epithelium.


To study the role of thymic medullary epithelium in tolerance induction, the third and fourth branchial clefts of embryos from E mu-Kb transgenic mice, which express the major histocompatibility complex class I antigen H-2Kb exclusively on medullary thymic epithelium, were grafted to athymic nude mice. The grafts differentiated into tissue that… (More)