Max D. Cooper and the delineation of two lymphoid lineages in the adaptive immune system

Domenico Ribatti

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This article outlines the fundamental contribution of Max D. Cooper to the analysis of the role of the thymus and of the bursa of Fabricius in the development of immunologic competence both before and after birth, placing a new scientific paradigm in the definition of the ontogeny of the lymphoid tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalImmunology Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014



  • Bursa of Fabricius
  • History of medicine
  • Immunology
  • Lymphocytes
  • Thymus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)

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