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thymosin

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

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

(thī'mō-sin)
A polypeptide hormone that restores T-cell function in a thymectomized animal.
See also: thymic lymphopoietic factor
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In this direction, it is pertinent to note that thymosin [beta]4 (T [beta]4), a G-actin ensiling protein involved in plethora of biological functions, has been demonstrated to confer cardiac protection against ischemic insult and promote myocardial regeneration via recruiting HIF-1[alpha] and suppression of oxidative stress [48].
Thymosin [beta]4 (T[beta]4), a major intracellular G-actin-sequestering 43-amino acid peptide, has multiple biological functions [4].
(RGRX) said on June 1 that researchers reported that Thymosin beta 4 (TB4), a naturally occurring peptide found in high concentrations in blood platelets, in a dose dependent manner stimulates oligodendrogenesis, the process by which central nervous system (CNS) progenitor cells (immature specialized brain cells) become oligodendrocytes that secrete myelin, the covering of nerve fibers.
Michael DiMaio and Ildiko Bock-Marquette has discovered a molecule called, Thymosin beta-4 (TB4), which is expressed by embryos during the heart's development and encourages migration of heart cells.
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