How the thymus shaped immunology and beyond.

Abstract:

:Barely 60 years ago, the thymus was considered to be a vestigial organ with no known function or just a graveyard for dying lymphocytes. Now, the thymus and its cells cover a vast area of immunology, genetics and epigenetics relating to medicine, including inflammation, infection, vaccination, dysbiosis, immunodeficiency, allergy, autoimmunity, transplantation, tissue repair, pregnancy and cancer. New technology and approaches, now becoming available, will lead to a much deeper understanding of many of these conditions. Hence, the thymus and its cells will be occupying researchers and clinicians for decades to come.

journal_name

Immunol Cell Biol

authors

Miller J

doi

10.1111/imcb.12220

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2019-03-01 00:00:00

pages

299-304

issue

3

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0818-9641

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1440-1711

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97

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