Factores de transferencia en la terapéutica médica

Translated title of the contribution: Transfer factors in medical therapy

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Transfer factor (TF) consists of messenger peptides produced by activated T lymphocytes as part of cellular immunity, and it acts in virgin lymphocytes through TF inducers, suppressors and specific antigens. TF is not immunogenic because it is not species-specific, since it contains a consensus sequence of amino acids LLYAQDL/VEDN. TF extracted from leukocytes can transfer immunity from a human to another species. TF extracts are complex, containing more than 200 molecules with molecular weights ranging from 1 to 20 kDa. The antigen specific transfer factors (STF) have molecular weights between 3,5 and 5 kDa. TF is easy to prepare and well tolerated. It does not contain HL-A antigens against potential receptors and it can used as adjuvant therapy in several diseases.

Translated title of the contributionTransfer factors in medical therapy
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalMedicina Clinica
Issue number6
StatePublished - 10 Sep 2011


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