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Thymus

Edited by Nima Rezaei

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

The thymus gland is highly valuable, due to its functions as a part of the neuroendocrine system as well as its actions to provide a primary lymphoid microenvironment that efficiently carries T-cell differentiation and selection. This book begins with an introduction and explanation of the development of the thymus. Subsequent chapters examine a range of conditions - including environmental pollution, congenital anomalies, autoimmune diseases, and malignancies - that threaten the function and development of the thymus. The information presented herein is useful for a wide range of readers across a variety of specialties.

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ThymusEdited by Nima Rezaei

Published: January 29th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73777

ISBN: 978-1-78985-134-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-133-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-559-0

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Thymus - The Central Self-Tolerance System

By Amene Saghazadeh and Nima Rezaei

59

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2. Compartmentalization of Human Thymic Medulla: Facts and Hypotheses

By Ildiko Bodi, Krisztina H.-Minko, Zsolt Prodan and Imre Olah

122

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3. Microarchitecture of the Thymus Gland; Its Age and Disease-Associated Morphological Alterations, and Possible Means to Prolong Its Physiological Activity

By Arbab Sikandar, Shahzaib and Naeem Ullah

180

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4. Thymic Senescence

By Krisztian Kvell

168

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5. Age-Related Thymic Atrophy: Mechanisms and Outcomes

By Rachel Thomas and Dong-Ming Su

308

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6. Congenital Anomalies of the Thymus

By Ali Kouhi and Saeed Sohrabpour

129

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7. Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma

By Annette Rebecca Bijsmans and Robin Cornelissen

162

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8. Clinical Presentation of Myasthenia Gravis

By Jianu Catalin, Jianu Silviana and Barsan Claudia

191

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9. The Effect of Atmospheric Pollution on the Thymus

By Martha Ustarroz-Cano, Marisol López-Ángel, Nelly López-Valdez, Isabel García-Peláez and Teresa I. Fortoul

177

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10. Essential Oils of Thymbra capitata and Thymus hyemalis and Their Uses Based on Their Bioactivity

By Ana Belén Sabater-Jara, María Pina Funes, María Angeles Pedreño and Sarai Belchí-Navarro

97

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