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Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1975 Jun;53(3):501-3.

[Effect of neonatal thymectomy on the content of magnesium in the plasma and in various tissues of the rat].


White rats were thymectomized neonatally. After 60 days, no alteration was noted in the plasma or testis magnesium level. On the other hand, a marked decrease was observed in the magnesium content of muscle (-23%) and of bone (-19%). The injection of thymosin reversed these changes. These findings suggest that a correlation between the thymus and the muscle is exerted by a protein factor (thymosin), and that the thymus may act on sex glands through an indirect pathway.

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