Why does the thymus involute? A selection-based hypothesis
Mark R Dowling, Philip D Hodgkin
Trends in Immunology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009
The authors thank Gabrielle Belz, Michael Cancro, Luisa Cimmino, Miles Davenport, Gayle Davey, Ken Duffy, Len Harrison, Bill Heath, Paul Koenen, Andrew Lew, John Markham, Jacques Miller, Ian Parish and Cameron Wellard for discussions and comments on the manuscript. This work was supported by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). M.R.D. is supported by an NHMRC Biomedical Australian Fellowship, and P.D.H. is a Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC.