Induction of suppressor T cells in systemic lupus erythematosus by thymosin and cultured thymic epithelium

S HorowitzR Hong


Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus lacked suppressor T cell function. Suppressor cell activity was induced in cells from many of these patients by incubation with thymosin or cultured thymic epithelium. These results suggest that thymic manipulation may be a useful therapeutic modality in this disease.


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