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thymocyte

 [thi´mo-sīt]
a lymphocyte arising in the thymus.

thy·mo·cyte

(thī'mō-sīt),
A cell that develops in the thymus, seemingly from a stem cell of bone marrow and of fetal liver; precursor of the thymus-derived lymphocyte (T lymphocyte) that effects cell-mediated (delayed type) sensitivity.
[thymus + G. kytos, cell]

thymocyte

(thī′mə-sīt′)
n.
A lymphocyte that derives from the thymus and is the precursor of a T cell.

thy·mo·cyte

(thī'mō-sīt)
A cell that develops in the thymus, seemingly from a stem cell of bone marrow and of fetal liver, and is the precursor of the thymus-derived lymphocyte (T lymphocyte) that affects cell-mediated (delayed type) sensitivity.
[thymus + G. kytos, cell]
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Mechanisms of acquired thymic tolerance in vivo : Intrathymic injection of antigen induces apoptosis of thymocytes and peripheral T cell anergy.
Cortical ERC's acting as the antigen presenting cells are involved with the positive selection of thymocytes while the medullary ERC's, through negative selection establish a self tolerant repertoire of T cells4.
Type B thymomas were further subdivided based on the proportional increase in tumor cells in relation to thymocytes, increasing cytologic atypia, and presence or absence of medullary differentiation.
The expression of NIS and TSHR was mainly observed in Hassall's corpuscles and in thymocytes of the thymic medulla (Figure 2(a)).
Early thymic progenitor cells originating in the bone marrow enter the thymus at the corticomedullary junction and move into the cortex where they differentiate into T cell receptor(TCR-) expressing [CD4.sup.+][CD8.sup.+] double-positive (DP) thymocytes (Figure 3).
Kenji Nihei et al., "Altered expression of galectin-3 induces cortical thymocyte depletion and premature exit of immature thymocytes during Trypanosoma cruzi infection," The American Journal of Pathology, vol.
Perillo et al., "Human thymic epithelial cells express an endogenous lectin, galectin-1, which binds to core 2 O-glycans on thymocytes and T lymphohlastoid cells," Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
The procedure detects T cell receptor excision circles (TRECs), which are pieces of DNA that are excised and form circles within thymocytes when the T cell receptor genes undergo rearrangement.
In a previous study, MIMP was diminished in mouse thymocytes treated with 10 nM TBTC (Sharma and Kumar 2014).
In fact, GSH-depleted thymocytes were more susceptible to apoptosis [100] whereas NAC appears to inhibit GSH depletion and enhance lymphocyte survival [88].