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Bull Exp Biol Med. 2011 Aug;151(4):460-2.

Interrelation of cell apoptosis and proliferation in the thymus during its involution.

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  • 1St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, Northwestern Division of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia. miayy@yandex.ru

Abstract

In people over 60 years, thymocytes contain proliferation protein Ki67 and proapoptotic protein P53. During aging, apoptosis of thymus cell prevails over proliferation, though thymocytes retain proliferative capacity even in long-livers.

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