Thymus Gland Hormone

The Location and Function of the Thymus Gland

  • The location of the thymus gland is the upper frontal area of the chest (just behind the sternum as well as between the lungs)
  • At puberty it is said that the thymus gland begins it slow descent by shrinking and becoming replaced by fat.
  • The thymus gland is anticipated to weigh at most up to 1 oz by puberty
  • The thymus gland has a pinkish-gray colouration and has two lobes
  • Thymosin is the major hormone secreted by the thymus.
  • The thymus gland hormone plays a role in stimulating the development of T cells, which are proposed to be “disease fighting”
  • The thymus gland is only known to be active up until puberty, yet it has a dual role as both an endocrine and lymphatic gland.
thymus gland hormone - thymosin beta 4

The thymus gland hormone is:


Thymosin hormones are known to trigger the creation of T-cells, which the immune system uses to fight disease. There are numerous classifications of thymosins. Some but not all are produced by the thymus gland.
Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4) is a water-soluble regenerative peptide, located in all tissues and cell types, except red blood cells. It is also present in blood and other body fluids, such as tears, saliva and wound fluids.

Tβ4 has a wide range of regenerative activities. Both chemically synthesised and recombinant forms have demonstrated efficacy for dermal healing in preclinical models and human patients.  Tβ4 has also shown repair and regenerative activity in other injury models, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, ischemic limbs, and cardiac damage due to ischemia.

Thymosin and Heart Health

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