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- n. A hormone secreted by the thymus that stimulates development of T cells.
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- n. A polypeptide hormone, secreted by the thymus, that stimulates the development of T cells as part of the immune system
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- n. hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue
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Thymalfasin, also referred to as thymosin alpha 1, is a synthetic preparation of a thymic peptide which circulates in the blood naturally, and is instrumental in the immune response to certain cancers and viral infections.
Researchers are studying a number of compounds, including thymosin, an extract of the thymus gland, for treatment of hepatitis C infection.
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SciClone's Zadaxin (thymalfasin or thymosin alpha 1) is sold in over 30 countries for the treatment of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV), certain cancers and as a vaccine adjuvant.
"The study demonstrated that the thymosin β4 level was significantly lowered in liver failure patients, suggesting that thymosin β4 might become a new therapeutic agent for liver failure caused by chronic HBV infection," concluded the research team.
It was reported that serum thymosin β4 levels were significantly lower in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection and that the magnitude of the reduction of thymosin β4 was closely related to the severity of the hepatic injury and to patient death.
ZADAXIN, scientifically referred to as thymalfasin or thymosin alpha 1, is SciClone's synthetic preparation of thymalfasin, a peptide produced by the thymus gland which circulates in the blood naturally and is instrumental in immune responses.
Mexico Patent and Trademark Office for the use of thymosin beta 4 Tβ4, its analogues, isoforms, and other derivatives, for preventing or healing the damage that occurs from a myocardial event, or heart attack.
The mice in the study were treated with thymosin alpha 1 (Talpha1/thymalfasin), a synthetic form of the hormone thymosin, produced by the thymus gland.
"We know that thymosin is currently being used in Europe to treat cancer, so we set out to see what effect this could have on glioblastomas."