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Thymosin Alpha 1 10mg

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  • Thymosin α1 is a peptide fragment derived from prothymosin alpha, a protein that in humans is encoded by the PTMA gene. [1]

    It was the first of the peptides from Thymosin Fraction 5 to be completely sequenced and synthesized. Unlike β thymosins, to which it is genetically and chemically unrelated, thymosin α1 is produced as a 28-amino acid fragment, from a longer, 113-amino acid precursor, prothymosin α.[2]

    Thymosin α1 is believed to be a major component of Thymosin Fraction 5 responsible for the activity of that preparation in restoring immune function in animals lacking thymus glands. It has been found to enhance cell-mediated immunity in humans as well as experimental animals.[3]


    Product is prepared for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used for other purposes.


    1.  Manrow RE, Leone A, Krug MS, Eschenfeldt WH, Berger SL (Jul 1992). "The human prothymosin alpha gene family contains several processed pseudogenes lacking deleterious lesions"Genomics13 (2): 319–31. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(92)90248-QPMID 1612591.
    2. ^ Garaci E (September 2007). "Thymosin alpha1: a historical overview". Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci1112: 14–20. doi:10.1196/annals.1415.039PMID 17567941.
    3. ^ Wara DW, Goldstein AL, Doyle NE, Ammann AJ (January 1975). "Thymosin activity in patients with cellular immunodeficiency". N. Engl. J. Med292 (2): 70–4. doi:10.1056/NEJM197501092920204PMID 1078552.

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