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Properties of lymphocyte chemotactic factor (lymphotactin) in thymus

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Aqueous extracts of calf thymus from immunologically stimulated animals contain trypsin- and neuraminidase-labile macromolecules with molecular weights of less than 30,000 daltons which will specifically attract chemotactically lymphocytes. This activity we ascribe to “lymphotactin.”

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Houck, J.C., Chang, C.M. Properties of lymphocyte chemotactic factor (lymphotactin) in thymus. Inflammation 1, 217–221 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00917531

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