Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Thymosin

One of several humoral polypeptide factors secreted by epithelial cells of the thymus gland, the most active being thymosin 1.Thymosin functions to stimulate white blood cell production, maintains immune-system function, and can restore T cell function in animals who have had thymectomies.

See thyroxines. Aka thymopoietin.

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