Fraction of all thymocytes that are proliferating in young adult mouse

Range 10 - 20 %
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Penit C. In vivo thymocyte maturation. BUdR labeling of cycling thymocytes and phenotypic analysis of their progeny support the single lineage model. J Immunol. 1986 Oct 1 137(7):2115-21. p.2115 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID3093565
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Comments P.2115 left column bottom paragraph: "In the young adult mouse, 10 to 20% of total thymocytes are proliferating (primary sources). These thymic blasts are mainly located in the cortex and have a particularly high frequency in the outer subcapsular region. The entire cycle lasts about 9 hr, with a 6- to 7-hr S phase and very short G1 and G2 + M phases (BNID 113435)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113434