T-cells population when thymus non-functional

vborde at my-deja.com vborde at my-deja.com
Wed Oct 13 10:26:31 EST 1999

Hello everyone
I would like to know what happens to a T-cells population (repertoire)
when the thymus becomes non-functional, at the adult phase? Does this
person lose all of her matured T-cells? Does she also lose her self
tolerance and become vulnerable to autoimmune diseases? How does she
keep her T-cells? Thank you.

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