Microvasculature of the Sheep Thymus

  • K. Yamaguchi
  • M. Miyasaka
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 237)


The thymus plays a crucial role in T lymphocyte production and differentiation. It has been suggested that lymphocytes become mature while passing through the cortex to the medulla of the thymus (1,2) and then emigrate to the peripheral lymphoid tissues via either blood (3,4) or lymphatic pathways from the medulla (5-7).


Peripheral Lymphoid Tissue Thymic Lymphocyte Thymic Lobule Lymphocyte Production Venular Wall 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yamaguchi
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. Miyasaka
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Laboratory AnimalsYamaguchi University School of MedicineUbeJapan
  2. 2.Basel Institute for ImmunologyBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical ScienceTokyoJapan

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