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NADPH-diaphorase positive cells in the chick and rat thymus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7516099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d) positive cells were demonstrated in the medulla of the rat and chick thymus at light microscopic level. The NADPH-d positive cells were present as clusters and were predominantly localized near the corticomedullary boundary. These clusters were closely associated with the thymic cysts. Some cells were seen in close proximity to blood vessels. The presence of nitric oxide (NO) as indicated by the positive NADPH-d reaction in the cells forming the wall of the thymic cyst suggests a modulatory influence of NO over the activities of these cells. Other possible functions of NO are also discussed.
P Gulati; A S Chan; S K Leong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thymus     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0165-6090     ISO Abbreviation:  Thymus     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-11     Completed Date:  1994-07-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8009032     Medline TA:  Thymus     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Oxidoreductases / isolation & purification
NADPH Dehydrogenase / isolation & purification*
Nitric Oxide / metabolism
Nitric Oxide Synthase
Rats, Wistar
Thymus Gland / enzymology*,  innervation
Reg. No./Substance:
10102-43-9/Nitric Oxide; EC Oxide Synthase; EC 1.4.-/Amino Acid Oxidoreductases; EC Dehydrogenase

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