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...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
Emerging strategies to boost thymic function.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record