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Thymosin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Thymosin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.910.850
D12.644.548.869
D12.776.922
Unique ID
D013947
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013947
Annotation
/biosyn /‌physiol permitted
Scope Note
Thymosin. A family of heat-stable, polypeptide hormones secreted by the thymus gland. Their biological activities include lymphocytopoiesis, restoration of immunological competence and enhancement of expression of T-cell characteristics and function. They have therapeutic potential in patients having primary or secondary immunodeficiency diseases, cancer or diseases related to aging.
Entry Term(s)
Thymosin Fs
Thymosins
Registry Number
61512-21-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Thymosin
NLM Classification #
WK 400
Previous Indexing
Glycoproteins (1973-1974)
Thymus Extracts (1974)
Thymus Gland (1973-1974)
Tissue Extracts (1973-1974)
Public MeSH Note
84; was see under THYMUS HORMONES 1977-83, was see under THYMUS EXTRACTS 1975-76
History Note
84(75); was see under THYMUS HORMONES 1977-83, was see under THYMUS EXTRACTS 1975-76
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2006/07/05
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