Structural and Functional Alterations of the Aging Human Thymus
If aging is regarded as a progressive loss of organ functions, the thymus may be considered as the first organ of the body involved in this process. Thymic involution starts when all other organs and tissues show increasing or peak values of functional and structural parameters. Since the involution of the thymus is suspected to be the structural basis of decreasing T-lymphocyte dependent immune functions with age, we were interested in giving a more detailed description of this process.
KeywordsLymphoid Cell Germinal Center Perivascular Space Thymic Tissue Thymic Involution
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