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By Robert C. Gallo, Suresh K. Arya, Stephan G. Lindner, Flossie Wong-Staal (auth.), Allan L. Goldstein (eds.)

The 3rd Annual Symposium on health and wellbeing Sciences attracted over four hundred scientists from 15 nations. It was once held on the nationwide Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The subject matter of this assembly used to be "Thymic Hormones and Lymphokines: uncomplicated Chem­ istry and medical Applications." The assembly emphasised the cutting-edge in regards to chemistry, mech­ anism of motion, and medical purposes of thymic hormones and lymphokines. as well as the 5 classes, the chairmen of every consultation have been requested to organize a synthesis and evaluate of every of the classes. the various chairmen used this time to summarize the recent fabric offered whereas others addressed very important parts of clash and terminology. The chairmen of the plenary periods ready brief precis papers which were included into this quantity on the finish of every significant part. We additionally invited a number of of the scientists who took half within the poster displays to post brief papers. as well as the medical classes, there have been awards and lectures. One, the Abraham White exotic technological know-how Award, used to be given to Dr. Robert C. Gallo, who gave the keynote lecture. He used to be well-known for his pioneering examine and clinical contributions to our figuring out of the rules of hematopoietic mobile differentiation and the position of viruses within the improvement of human leukemias.

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This possibility is suggested by the specificity data and by the lack of both HTLV proviral sequences and HTL V p24 antigen in anti-p 19 + thymic epithelium. (3) Monoclonal anti-p 19 may recognize a 19,000-dalton host-encoded protein which is induced by HTL V infection of cells, contaminates HTLV preparations, and copurifies with virally encoded HTLV p19. Studies are under way to characterize the reactive thymic epithelial antigen.

6, a large portion of the amino acid sequences of thymosin 138 and 139 were found to be homologous to thymosin 134' Of the 38 amino acid residues in thymosin 138, 31 are identical to the corresponding residues in thymosin 134' Thymosin 139 is identical to thymosin 138 except for the presence of an additional dipeptide, -AlaLys-OH, at the C terminus. , 1979). Structural studies have revealed that thymosin 137 is identical to the sequence of thymosin 139 (Low and Goldstein, unpublished). Thus, thymosin 137 is present both in thymosin fraction 5A and in fresh-frozen thymus.

DARDENNE et al. , 1982b). The presence of a transition metal in the biologically active form was suggested by the following argument: thymulin used in its synthetic or natural form lost its biological activity in a rosette assay after treatment with a metal ion chelating agent. This activity was restored by the addition of zinc salts or, to a lesser extent, other metals. This activation was secondary to the binding of the metal to the peptide. A metal-topeptide molar ratio of 1 : 1 provided the best activation.

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