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Immunol Today. 1995 Jun;16(6):268-73; discussion 273-4.

Thymic emigration: conveyor belts or lucky dips?

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  • 1Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Sydney, NSW, Australia.


The thymic medulla has always seemed a rather uncomplicated compartment, simply storing mature thymocytes until they are exported to the peripheral lymphoid organs. However, as discussed here by Roland Scollay and Dale Godfrey, a careful look at recent data suggests that events in the medulla may be more complex and protracted than previously thought.

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