Chapter 9. Microanatomy of the Thymus: Its Relationship to T Cell Differentiation

  1. Ruth Porter and
  2. Julie Whelan
  1. Robert V. Rouse and
  2. Irving L. Weissman

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720660.ch9

Ciba Foundation Symposium 84 - Microenvironments in Haemopoietic and Lymphoid Differentiation

Ciba Foundation Symposium 84 - Microenvironments in Haemopoietic and Lymphoid Differentiation

How to Cite

Rouse, R. V. and Weissman, I. L. (1981) Microanatomy of the Thymus: Its Relationship to T Cell Differentiation, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 84 - Microenvironments in Haemopoietic and Lymphoid Differentiation (eds R. Porter and J. Whelan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720660.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780272796368

Online ISBN: 9780470720660

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Keywords:

  • microanatomy;
  • thymus;
  • T cell differentiation;
  • immunological staining;
  • histocompatibility complex

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • What are the Cellular Constituents of the Thymus?

  • What is the Microanatomy of MHC Antigen Expression in the Thymus?

  • Does the Human Thymus Express MHC Antigens in the Same Fashion as the Mouse Thymus?

  • What is the Distribution of MHC Antigens in the Irradiated, Bone Marrow-Reconstituted Thymus?

  • How Might the Thymic MHC Microanatomy be Related to T cell Development?

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References