Effect of corticosteroids on argyrophilic premedullary thymocytes

Cells in the premedullar zone of the thymus contain serotonin and catecholamines and show argyrophilicity in the Grimelius test. Their cytoplasm is packed with granules. Glucocorticoids (hydrocortisone) provoke an increase in the number of argyrophilic premedullary cells and in their content of serotonin and catecholamines. Mineralocorticoids induce a prolonged (1-14 days) increase in the number of argyrophilic premedullary cells, enhance their degranulation, and increase their contents of serotonin (2-3 fold) and catecholamines. ©1997 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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Publisher
New York Consultants BureauSpringer / Автономная некоммерческая организация Издательство Российской академии медицинских наук
Number of issue
10
Language
English
Pages
1051-1054
Status
Published
Department
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DOI
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Number
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Volume
122
Year
1996
Organizations
  • 1 Department of Histology and Embryology, Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords
Argyrophilic premedullary thymocytes; Catecholamines; Deoxycorticosterone acetate; Hydrocortisone; Serotonin
Date of creation
19.10.2018
Date of change
19.10.2018
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/802/