Lymphocyte Lifetime in Women

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Science  12 Feb 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3659, pp. 745
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3659.745


The lifetime of the lymphocyte in hematologically normal women is 530 ± 64 days. This estimate, made from studies on 25 women who had received radiation therapy for cervical carcinoma, is based on the rate of disappearance of lymphocytes with acentric chromosome fragments.