Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hess, Edwin A.||Lynch, Darrel L.||Kloss, Robert A.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Endocrinology||Lymphocytes

Abstract

The study was designed to determine the effects of a partially purified thymus extract—thymosin—on lymphopoiesis. Thymosln, reported to be a glycoprotein with a particle weight of 10,000, was injected into immature thymectomized rats. Results showed that an increase in circulating lymphocytes occurred after injection of the thymosin. The increasing lymphocytes resulted from Increased production of the lymphatic system. Evidence supporting this lymphopoietic activity of thymosin was based on increasing weights of the spleen and mesenteric lymph node. Histological investigation noted that these weight changes were the result of increased white pulp of the spleen and increased follicular area of the mesenteric lymph node.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

37 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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