Adult thymectomy prevents the development of suppressor T cells without impairing the induction of immunologic tolerance to the same antigenic determinant. This finding demonstrates that the cellular mechanisms underlying immune suppression and immune tolerance are different.
Dichotomy between the induction of suppressor cells and immunologic tolerance by adult thymectomy.
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Y Borel, L Kilham, S E Kurtz, C L Reinisch; Dichotomy between the induction of suppressor cells and immunologic tolerance by adult thymectomy.. J Exp Med 1 March 1980; 151 (3): 743–748. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.151.3.743
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