prothymocyte


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prothymocyte

[prō′thī·mə‚sīt]
(immunology)
A T-cell precursor.
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Furthermore, a transient inhibition of prothymocyte activity in fetal hematopoietic progenitors was reported following developmental TCDD exposure in mice (Fine et al.
Although the exact mechanism by which TCDD-induced thymic atrophy occurs is not known, potential mechanisms include a reduction in prothymocyte stem cells in the bone marrow and an inhibition of thymocyte maturation (Silverstone et al.
Selective prothymocyte targeting by prenatal diethylstilbesterol exposure.