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Thymosin. A family of heat-stable, polypeptide hormones secreted by the thymus gland. Their biological activities include lymphocytopoiesis, restoration of immunological competence and enhancement of expression of T-cell characteristics and function. They have therapeutic potential in patients having primary or secondary immunodeficiency diseases, cancer or diseases related to aging.

Year introduced: 1984(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.910.850, D12.644.548.869, D12.776.922

MeSH Unique ID: D013947

Registry Number: 61512-21-8

Entry Terms:

  • Thymosins
  • Thymosin Fs

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