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Emerging strategies to boost thymic function.

Abstract:

The thymus constitutes the primary lymphoid organ for the generation of T cells. Its function is particularly susceptible to various negative influences ranging from age-related involution to atrophy as a consequence of malnutrition, infection or harmful iatrogenic influences such as chemotherapy and radiation. The loss of regular thymus function significantly increases the risk for infections and cancer because of a restricted capacity for immune surveillance. In recent years, thymus-stimula...

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10.1016/j.coph.2010.04.008

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Journal:
Current opinion in pharmacology
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Pages:
443-453
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1471-4973
ISSN:
1471-4892
URN:
uuid:0b5051fe-a9da-4bd7-aa58-795aa8bef12e
Source identifiers:
309049
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pubs:309049

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