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Thymosin beta4 and Ac-SDKP: tools to mend a broken heart.

Abstract:
Thymosin beta4 - an endogenously occurring 43 amino acid peptide - has recently been shown to possess cardioprotective properties in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. This review focuses on the reported mechanisms of action through which Thymosin beta4 might accomplish this effect and the clinical prospects for its use as a therapeutic agent.
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10.1007/s00109-007-0243-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
Journal:
Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany)
Volume:
86
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-35
Publication date:
2008-01-05
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EISSN:
1432-1440
ISSN:
0946-2716
URN:
uuid:392bdb51-a58e-44a1-aa89-a4cea688b158
Source identifiers:
251935
Local pid:
pubs:251935

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