T-dependent immunity in aged humans. II. Clinical and immunological evaluation after three months of administering a thymic extract.

@article{Pandolfi1983TdependentII,
  title={T-dependent immunity in aged humans. II. Clinical and immunological evaluation after three months of administering a thymic extract.},
  author={Franco Pandolfi and Isabella Quinti and Francesco Montella and M C Voci and A Schipani and G Urasia and Fernando Aiuti},
  journal={Thymus},
  year={1983},
  volume={5 3-4},
  pages={235-40}
}
We investigated the effect of Thymostimulin (TP-1) (a bovine thymic extract) on some clinical and immunological parameters in hospitalized aged humans. Forty aged patients were randomized into two groups, one received no therapy and the other was treated with TP-1 for 3 mth. The Ig and complement levels, sheep rosette-forming cells, absolute lymphocyte numbers and sedimentation rate were measured on days 0, 90 and 180. Moreover, the incidence of infections was determined. The baseline… CONTINUE READING