Preface to the Supplement Update on Thymus and Thymic Disorders
The thymus: at the interface between immunology and neuroendocrinology
Pathological aspects of malignant and benign thymic disorders
Neuropeptides and their receptors in the immune system
Functional role of somatostatin receptors in neuroendocrine and immune cells
Somatostatin receptors in the thymus
Role of thymic peptides as transmitters between the neuroendocrine and immune systems
Thymic hormones, cancer and behavioural adaptive responses
Thymic disorders and myasthenia gravis: genetic aspects
The thymus and myasthenia gravis: immunological and neurophysiological aspects
Morphological imaging of thymic disorders
Functional imaging of thymic disorders
Role of surgery in thymic disorders
Current approaches to the treatment of thymoma
Role of somatostatin analogue-based therapy in unresponsive malignant thymomas
Immunological findings in thymoma and thymoma-related syndromes