Thymus-Neuroendocrine Network

  • N. Fabris
  • E. Mocchegiani
  • M. Muzzioli
  • R. Imberti


The idea that the thymus might be considered as an endocrine gland integrated in the complex hormonal network regulating the growth and the internal homeostasis of high organisms was first suggested by the observations that this organ seemed to be functionally active only before puberty, when the majority of endocrine glands are involved in body development and that alterations of its growth pattern was frequently accompanied by modifications of the growth rate of whole organism (Chiodi, 1939).


Neuroendocrine System Endocrine Gland Dwarf Mouse Thymic Function Thymic Hormone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Fabris
    • 1
  • E. Mocchegiani
    • 1
  • M. Muzzioli
    • 1
  • R. Imberti
    • 2
  1. 1.Immunological Centre, Gerontological Research Dept.I.N.R.C.A.AnconaItaly
  2. 2.Rehanimation UnitUniversity of PaviaItaly

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