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di·mer

 (dī′mər)
n.
A chemical compound or molecule consisting of two identical simpler molecules.


di·mer′ic (dī-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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dimer

(ˈdaɪmə)
n
(Chemistry) chem
a. a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
b. a compound consisting of dimers
[C20: from di-1 + -mer]
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di•mer

(ˈdaɪ mər)

n.
1. a molecule composed of two identical, simpler molecules.
2. a polymer derived from two identical monomers.
[1905–10]
di•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk) adj.
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di·mer

(dī′mər)
Any of various chemical compounds made of two smaller, identical molecules (called monomers) that are linked together.
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Noun1.dimer - a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomersdimer - a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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As soon as a growth factor docks, the extracellular parts of HER2 bind into a heterodimer with a second, closely related HER, such as HER1 or HER3.
PPARI3 binds the retinoid X receptor (RXR) (Varga et al., 2011), and the heterodimer binds PPARI3 response elements (PPREs), which are located in the promoter region of target genes.
Moreover, if i = j in ([p.sub.i], [p.sub.j]) we are talking of homodimer and otherwise of heterodimer.
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MutS[alpha] is a heterodimer of MSH2-MSH6 (also known as G:T-binding protein, GTBP); MutS[beta] is a heterodimer of MSH2MSH3 both of which are crucial for mispair recognition and initiation during the initial stages of MMR mechanism.
Further, the RXR, which has an important role in the nuclear receptor family, is involved in regulating the expression of target genes through the heterodimer with other nuclear receptors such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) and the VDR.
This markedly enhances the frequency of a vast range of immune effectors, including lymphocytes expressing gd heterodimer receptors, which possess a potent anti-infectious and antitumor competence," wrote authors.
The mRNA level of small heterodimer partner 1 (SHP-1) was significantly decreased in diabetic rats but recovered by VSG (Figure 4A).
[1] The majority of the HE membrane defects occur in a and [beta] spectrin, [2] which result in disruption of the spectrin heterodimer self-association sites, impairing spectrin tetramer formation.
CapZ corresponds to a heterodimer (~ 68 kDa) formed by a and b subunits and covers the plus ends of actin filaments, contributing to their alignment with the Z-line.
Using a structure function approach, Merus demonstrated that PB4188 employs a unique mechanism to inhibit the growth of tumors by docking to HER2 and blocking ligand interaction with HER3, thereby preventing stabilization of the HER2:HER3 heterodimer and sustained signaling.
The activation causes PPAR-[gamma] forms heterodimer with retinoid X receptors (RXRs) so that corepressor is formed that can inhibit gene expression of TGF-[beta]1 [15].