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Thymalfasin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Thymalfasin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.910.850.500
D12.644.548.869.500
D12.776.922.500
Unique ID
D000077596
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000077596
Scope Note
A thymus hormone polypeptide found in thymosin fraction 5 (a crude thymus gland extract) but now produced by synthesis. It is used alone or with interferon as an immunomodulator for the treatment of CHRONIC HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C. Thymalfasin is also used for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced immunosuppression, and to enhance the efficacy of influenza and hepatitis B vaccines in immunocompromised patients.
Entry Term(s)
Thymosin alpha(1)
Thymosin alpha1
Zadaxin
alpha1-Thymosin
Pharm Action
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Registry Number
W0B22ISQ1C
Public MeSH Note
2019; THYMALFASIN was indexed under THYMOSIN/analogs & derivatives 1984-2018; and under THYMOSIN/analogs 1980-1983
History Note
2019 (1980)
Date Established
2019/01/01
Date of Entry
2018/07/09
Revision Date
2018/06/19
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