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thymosin

 [thi´mo-sin]
a humoral factor secreted by the thymus; it promotes the maturation of T-lymphocytes.

thy·mo·sin

(thī'mō-sin),
A polypeptide hormone that restores T-cell function in a thymectomized animal.
See also: thymic lymphopoietic factor.

thymosin

/thy·mo·sin/ (thi´mo-sin) a humoral factor secreted by the thymus, which promotes the maturation of T lymphocytes.

thymosin

(thī′mə-sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of small proteins, originally isolated from the thymus, that are involved in a variety of functions including angiogenesis, cell migration, regulation of actin polymerization, and the immune response.

thymosin

[thī′məsin]
1 a naturally occurring immunological hormone secreted by the thymus gland. It is present in greatest amounts in young children and decreases in amount throughout life.
2 an investigational drug derived from bovine thymus extracts and prescribed as an immunomodulator in experimental treatments for certain diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis.

thy·mo·sin

(thī'mō-sin)
A polypeptide hormone that restores T-cell function in a thymectomized animal.
See also: thymic lymphopoietic factor

thymosin

a humoral factor secreted by the thymus, which promotes the maturation of T lymphocytes. See also thymus.
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Srivastava said, is to determine the most effective dose, the optimal time to administer thymosin beta-4 and how long after an attack the protein can be given to be effective.
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