The fundamental contribution of Robert A. Good to the discovery of the crucial role of thymus in mammalian immunity

Domenico Ribatti

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Abstract

Robert Alan Good was a pioneer in the field of immunodeficiency diseases. He and his colleagues defined the cellular basis and functional consequences of many of the inherited immunodeficiency diseases. His was one of the groups that discovered the pivotal role of the thymus in the immune system development and defined the separate development of the thymus-dependent and bursa-dependent lymphoid cell lineages and their responsibilities in cell-mediated and humoral immunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalImmunology
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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