Journal of Molecular Medicine

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 29–35 | Cite as

Thymosin β4 and Ac-SDKP: Tools to mend a broken heart

  • Alex Rossdeutsch
  • Nicola Smart
  • Paul R. RileyEmail author


Thymosin β4 – an endogenously occurring 43 amino acid peptide – has recently been shown to possess cardioprotective properties in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. This review focuses on the reported mechanisms of action through which Thymosin β4 might accomplish this effect and the clinical prospects for its use as a therapeutic agent.


Thymosin β4 Acute myocardial infarction Cardioprotective properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Rossdeutsch
    • 1
  • Nicola Smart
    • 1
  • Paul R. Riley
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.UCL Institute of Child HealthLondonUK

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