thymosin


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thy·mo·sin

 (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

(ˈθaɪməsɪn)
n
(Biology) a hormone secreted by the thymus which stimulates the immune system

thy•mo•sin

(ˈθaɪ mə sɪn)

n.
a hormone, produced by the thymus gland, that promotes the development of T cells from stem cells.
[1966; appar. < Greek thýmos thymus + -ine2]
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Noun1.thymosin - hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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They injected thymosin alpha1 into rabbits and added the resultant antibodies to a human cell line infected with the AIDS virus.
However, fibrin scaffolds incorporated with thymosin [beta]4 (encapsulated in gelatin microspheres) significantly increased vascular growth and sustained the survival of swine MSC, thus producing a synergistic effect [89].
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In addition, emerging evidence has revealed that the inhibition of MTOR signaling mediated the induction of apoptosis under various conditions; for instance, thymosin alpha 1 executed this effect in breast cancer [10].
Actin and myosin [30], the two major elements of the cell cytoskeletal locomotory system, were the first identified intracellular substrates, followed by vinculin [31], the small heat shock protein HSP27 [32], and thymosin beta-4 [33].
Wheater, "Thymosin beta 4 suppression of corneal NF[kappa]B: a potential anti-inflammatory pathway," Experimental Eye Research, vol.
Thymosin [alpha]1 (T[alpha]1) is an immune modifier that has been shown to trigger maturational events in lymphocytes; affect immunoregulatory T-cell function; promote IFN-a, IL-2, and IL-3 production by normal human lymphocytes; and increase lymphocyte IL-2 receptor expression [12].
Researchers report that thymosin beta 4 (TB4) can activate a unique subpopulation of resident adult epicardial stein cells to recapture embryonic potential, proliferate, migrate and differentiate into functional heart muscle cells, Rockville, Md.-based RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Researchers report that thymosin beta 4 (TB4) can activate a unique subpopulation of resident adult epicardial stem cells to recapture embryonic potential, proliferate, migrate and differentiate into functional heart muscle cells, Rockville, Md.-based RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Led by Suzanne de la Monte, MD, MPH, of Rhode Island Hospital, researchers studied the effects of Thymosin Alpha 1, a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone Thymosin produced by the thymus gland.