Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- thymosin beta 4, X-linked,
- prothymosin beta-4,
- T beta-4,
- thymosin, beta 4, X chromosome,
- thymosin beta-4,
- thymosin Î²4,
TMSB4X, or thymosin beta-4, belongs to the thymosin beta family. It is an actin sequestering protein which plays an important role in the regulation of actin polymerization. TMSB4X binds to and sequesters actin monomers (G actin) and therefore inhibits actin polymerization. It is also involved in cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation. This gene escapes X inactivation and has a homolog on chromosome Y.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
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Overexpression of thymosin beta-4 in tumors has been suggested to stimulate lung tumor metastasis by activating cell migration and angiogenesis. The gene expression of thymosin beta-4 was also significantly associated with metastasis in NSCLC patients and it was suggested as a prognostic parameter for NSCLC.
Thymosin beta-4 belongs to a 9-member panel that provides a quantitative measure of the probability of having lung cancer that goes beyond the histological evaluation of preinvasive lesions. The identified members of the panel are TMSB4X (Thymosin beta-4), Ubiquitin, des-ubiquitin, ACBP, CSTA, Cytochrome C, and MIF.