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Human Thymus Week 6 Development

Expression profile of known regulators of mouse thymus organogenesis in human thymus development.

Images show whole or sectioned human embryos or microdissected thymic primordia after in situ hybridization with the probes indicated. Ages of embryos or dissected thymus lobes are as shown.

(A-D′) TBX1, HOXA3 and PAX1 images show side view of whole embryos (top) and coronal sections (bottom). PAX9 images show side view of whole embryo; lower panel shows detail of upper panel.

(E,E′) FOXN1 images showing ventral view of whole embryos.

(F-F″) P63 images showing side view of whole embryos (left and middle) and dissected thymic lobe.

(G-H) BMP4 and BMP2 images showing side view of whole embryos.

(I) CLDN4 image showing dissected thymic lobe. Images are representative of at least two independent analyses.

Legend: PP1, first PP; PP2, second PP; PP3, third PP; PP4, fourth PP; Th, thymus; Wk, week.

Embryos mid- to late week 6 (17), GA week 8.

Links: thymus | BMP | HOX | PAX | TBX | Week 6


Farley AM, Morris LX, Vroegindeweij E, Depreter ML, Vaidya H, Stenhouse FH, Tomlinson SR, Anderson RA, Cupedo T, Cornelissen JJ & Blackburn CC. (2013). Dynamics of thymus organogenesis and colonization in early human development. Development , 140, 2015-26. PMID: 23571219 DOI.


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