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Curr Opin Immunol. 1996 Apr;8(2):215-24.

Regulation of thymocyte development from immature progenitors.

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Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

T lymphocytes differentiate from hematopoietic stem cells that settle in the microenvironment of the thymus. The earliest stages of mouse alpha/beta T-cell differentiation occurring before surface expression of the TCR include three important events: proliferation, commitment to the T lineage, and rearrangement and expression of the TCR loci. Recent evidence suggests that the survival as well as differentiation of early thymocytes depends critically on molecular signals such as those generated by the recently described pre-TCR complex.

PMID:
8725945
DOI:
10.1016/s0952-7915(96)80060-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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