Thymus Gland

Known as: Thymus, Chest>Thymus gland, Thymus Glands 
A bi-lobed organ surrounded by a connective tissue capsule. It is located in the upper anterior portion of the chest, behind the sternum. It is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Promiscuous expression of tissue-specific self-antigens in the thymus imposes T cell tolerance and protects from autoimmune… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Stimulation of Flt3 receptor tyrosine kinase through its cognate ligand expands early hematopoietic progenitor and dendritic… (More)
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Review
2002
Review
2002
Malnutrition, secondary to deficiency in uptake of proteins, metal elements or vitamins, consistently results in changes in the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
During lymphocyte development, the assembly of genes coding for antigen receptors occurs by the combinatorial linking of gene… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
The immune system has evolved specialized cellular and molecular mechanisms for targeting and regulating immune responses at… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The thymus, thyroid, and parathyroid glands in vertebrates develop from the pharyngeal region, with contributions both from… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Murine CD1 has been implicated in the development and function of an unusual subset of T cells, termed natural T (NT) cells, that… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
The thyroid gland of children is especially vulnerable to the carcinogenic action of ionizing radiation. To provide insights into… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Targeted disruption of Hoxa-3 results in a number of regionally restricted defects in tissues and structures derived from or… (More)
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Highly Cited
1984
Highly Cited
1984
Elimination of limited areas of the cephalic neural crest in stage 9 or 10 chick embryos markedly reduced the size of the thymus… (More)
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