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Fetal thymus organ culture.
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PMID:  21357146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTIONThe generation of functionally competent T-cells from their progenitors involves a series of developmental events including proliferation, differentiation, and survival. T-cell development is a non-cell-autonomous event, and requires interactions with thymic stromal cells. Fetal thymus organ cultures provide an in vitro system in which isolated embryonic thymus lobes can be maintained in culture, allowing the study of T-cell development as well as thymic stromal cell function. This system remains the only in vitro system that supports a complete program of T-cell development, including positive and negative selection of the developing T-cell receptor repertoire. Modifications of the basic fetal thymus organ culture system, such as hanging drop cultures and reaggregate thymus organ cultures, provide useful systems to analyze thymus colonization and thymic stromal cell function, respectively.
Graham Anderson; Eric J Jenkinson
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  CSH protocols     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  CSH Protoc     Publication Date:  2007  
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Created Date:  2011-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101280522     Medline TA:  CSH Protoc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  pdb.prot4808     Citation Subset:  -    
MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, Institute for Biomedical Research, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom.
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