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Thymic Epithelial Cell
Thymic epithelial cell anime
 JAPANESE NAME 胸腺細胞上皮教官
CHARACTER STATUS
 STATUS Active
 GENDER Male
DEBUT
 ANIME DEBUT Episode 9
 MANGA DEBUT Chapter 12
VOICED BY
 JAPANESE Rikiya Koyama

Thymic epithelial cells (TECs) are specialized cells with high degree of anatomic, phenotypic and functional heterogeneity that are located in the thymic epithelium within the thymic stroma. Thymus, as a primary lymphoid organ, mediates T cell development and maturation. Thymic microenvironment is established by TEC network filled with thymocytes in different developing stages. TECs and thymocytes are the most important components in the thymus, that are necessary for production functionally competent T lymphocytes and self tolerance. Dysfunction of TECs causes several immunodeficiencies and autoimmune diseases.

In Cells at Work!, he is depicted as a drill sergeant.

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