Published in Blood Weekly, December 15th, 1997
The thymus, the small organ located just above the heart, is the site of development of the class of white blood cells called T cells. T cells develop from primitive precursor cells called stem cells, which migrate to the thymus from the bone marrow. This thymic development is known as T-lymphopoiesis. The structure and function of the thymus is impaired in babies infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
At the British Society for Immunology 5th Annual Congress, held December...
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