thymus cell


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thymus cell

Any cell characteristic of the thymus, including thymic epithelial cells and thymocytes (thymic lymphocytes).
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The reprogrammed cells changed shape to look like thymus cells and were also capable of supporting development of T cells in the lab -- a specialised function that only thymus cells can perform.
RANK-L plays a role not only in the development of specialized thymus cells, but also in the development of other types of cells in the body, including the osteoclasts that break down bone.
Hebrok likens the quest for organ specific cells, including thymus cells and the elusive pancreatic beta cell, to an adventurous road trip.