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N(2)-((1-(N(2)-L-Threonyl)-L-lysyl)-L-prolyl)-L-arginine. A tetrapeptide produced in the spleen by enzymatic cleavage of a leukophilic gamma-globulin. It stimulates the phagocytic activity of blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes and neutrophils in particular. The peptide is located in the Fd fragment of the gamma-globulin molecule.
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Wang J, Rogove AD, Tsirka AE, Tsirka SE. Protective role of tuftsin fragment 1-3 in an animal model of intracerebral hemorrhage. Ann Neurol. 2003 Nov; 54(5):655-64.
Klempner MS, Dinarello CA, Henderson WR, Gallin JI. Stimulation of neutrophil oxygen-dependent metabolism by human leukocytic pyrogen. J Clin Invest. 1979 Oct; 64(4):996-1002.