A lymphocyte within the thymus gland.
- The systemic immune effects include increased apoptosis of thymocytes, decreased macrophage phagocytosis, thymic atrophy and diminished allograft rejection.
- The effect of thymic peptide on the functions of tissue macrophages, tumor-associated macrophages, and tumor-induced apoptosis of thymocytes was studied.
- All the three proteoglycans stimulated mice thymocyte and splenocyte proliferation and elevated cell cytotoxicity.
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