A dioestrous increase in thymocyte proliferation during the oestrous cycle

O. Habbal, G. Leeming, E. T. Morgan, J. M. McLean

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Abstract

Coitus, which precedes internal fertilisation, is a unique physiological event which allows motile allogeneic spermatozoa to enter the female host and invade her tissues. The cyclic cellular proliferation observed in the thymus of the female rat may be an important preparation of her immune system for this event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1012
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume43
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1987

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Keywords

  • Oestrous cycle
  • rat
  • thymocyte proliferation
  • thymus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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