Figure 1: The ontology of cervical thymi (CT) and their dependence on parathyroid organogenesis. | Nature Communications

Figure 1: The ontology of cervical thymi (CT) and their dependence on parathyroid organogenesis.

From: Transdifferentiation of parathyroid cells into cervical thymi promotes atypical T-cell development

Figure 1

(a) Schematic of the possible origins of the cervical thymus. Red indicates either parathyroids (PT) or parathyroid-derived CT (pCT); blue indicates thoracic thymus (TT) and thoracic thymus-derived CT (tCT); white indicates non-thymus and non-parathyroid origin for CT. (b) Cervical thymus detected on transverse section of E16.5 Foxn1::EGPF transgenic embryo (green, GFP; blue, 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI)). (c) Occurrence of cervical thymus begins at E15 embryonic stage; frequency increases with development until birth (n≥10 for each time point listed) (error bars represent s.e.m.; scale bar, 50 μm).

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