Thy 1 glycoproteinmedical dictionary

<cell biology, immunology> A molecule of 19 kD found on the surface of lymphoid and brain tissues of some mammals. Used as a marker for T lymphocytes in those species displaying it. Two allelic forms are known, Thy 1a, Thy 1b, determining Thy 1.1. And Thy 1.2. Molecules respectively, formerly known as _ AKR and _ C3H respectively. Functions unclear.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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