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The immunologically active site of prothymosin alpha is located at the carboxy-terminus of the polypeptide. Evaluation of its in vitro effects in cancer patients


, : The immunologically active site of prothymosin alpha is located at the carboxy-terminus of the polypeptide. Evaluation of its in vitro effects in cancer patients. Cancer Immunology, ImmunoTherapy 55(10): 1247-1257

Prothymosin alpha (proT alpha) is a 109 amino acid long polypeptide presenting distinct immunoenhancing activity in vitro and in vivo. Recent reports suggest that in apoptotic cells, proT alpha is cleaved by caspases at its carboxy(C)-terminus generating potentially bioactive fragments. In this study, we identified the peptide segment of proT alpha presenting maximum immunomodulatory activity.

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PMID: 16453152

DOI: 10.1007/s00262-005-0108-4


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