thymic factor

thymic factor

Alternative oncology
Any of a number of polypeptides (thymopentin, thymopoietin and thymosin) produced by the thymus, which orchestrate the maturation and growth of T cells. Thymic factors evoked transient interest among experimental oncologists as a possible adjuvant therapy for cancer patients, an interest that has waned in response to trial failures.
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Thymic factor activity, lymphocyte stimulation response and antibody producing cells in copper deficiency.
The final article is a reprint from 1979 on the existence of a family of thymic factors that control T-cell maturation.
The HGF Youth Elixir uses human growth factor in addition to Thymulen[R]4 which is a highly purified ingredient that compensates the natural loss of thymic factors related to the decline of the thymus with age.