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      Thyroid-Thymus Interactions during Development and Aging

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          A good body of experimental and clinical evidences suggests that bidirectional interactions do exist between the neuroendocrine system and the thymus activity. In particular, thymic endocrine activity seems to be strongly influenced by neuroendocrine signals. In this context, studies performed in hyper- and hypothyroid subjects and in the low triiodothyronine (T<sub>3</sub>) syndrome, which affects premature infants, have clearly shown that thyroid hormones and in particular T<sub>3</sub> physiologically modulate thymic peptide secretion. In vitro experiments, with thymic whole-organ cultures, have demonstrated that thyroid hormones exert their action on the epithelial cells of the thymus deputed to synthesize and secrete thymic peptides and that such an effect does not seem to depend on the known permissive action of thyroid hormones.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5037-6
          978-3-318-01982-7
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1989
          1989
          28 November 2008
          : 31
          : 1-2
          : 85-89
          Affiliations
          aImmunology Center, Gerontology Research Department, Italian National Research Centers on Aging, Ancona; bEndocrinology Chair, University of Pisa, Italy
          Article
          181093 Horm Res 1989;31:85–89
          10.1159/000181093
          2722140
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Neuroendocrinology 1988

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