FETAL THYMUS DEVELOPMENT IN VITAMIN-D-DEFICIENT RATS


YURDAKOK M. , HAZIROGLU R., TOPALOGLU H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.35, no.3, pp.197-199, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-199

Abstract

The morphological characteristics of the thymus in vitamin D-deficient rats were evaluated in utero. The thymus weight, thymus weight/body weight ratio and histological findings were found to be similar when the vitamin D-deficient rats were compared with the control animals. It is therefore concluded that vitamin D is not required for the morphological development of rat thymus.