Prothymosin Alpha (ProTα) and Thymosin Beta (Tβ): Conserved Immune-related Genes from Teleost to Mammals
Received Date: Jul 08, 2016 / Accepted Date: Jul 08, 2016 / Published Date: Jul 27, 2016
Prothymosin alpha (ProTα) and thymosin beta (Tβ), members of the thymosin family, consist of a series of highly conserved peptides capable of stimulating immune responses in different species. Our recently published report discussed an issue of the conserved roles of ProTα b and Tβ-like (Tβ-l) in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L), which suggested that the highly-conserved carp ProTα b and Tβ-l can ultimately enhance immune response during viral infection and modulate the development of T lymphocytes in Teleost. These results enthusiastically pilled more evidences of evolutionary conservation of thymosins.
Keywords: Prothymosin alpha; Thymosin beta; Teleost; Immune responses
Citation: Zhu Y, Shen J and Xiao Z (2016) Prothymosin Alpha (ProTα) and Thymosin Beta (Tβ): Conserved Immune-related Genes from Teleost to Mammals. J Mol Immunol 1:102.
Copyright: © 2016 Zhu Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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