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Striated muscle fibres differentiate in monolayer cultures of adult thymus reticulum

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THE thymus1 is credited with a central role in the generation of clonal diversity of lymphocytes2, and it may perform a critical function in the generation and(or) prevention of autoimmune disorders3. Less attention has been paid to other, non-immunological thymus functions, such as control of haemopoiesis4, development of certain leukaemias5, and regulatory roles in the organism's hormonal balance6.

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