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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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Here, we found that NleF not only interrupted the heterodimerization of caspase-4-p19 and caspase-4-p10, but also inhibited the interaction of caspase-1 and caspase-4.
The existence of a heterodimerization between NTR3 and NTR1 has been already described in the human colonic adenocarcinoma cell line, HT29, which leads to modulation of the intracellular events induced by NT ".
Gangenahalli, "Enhanced heterodimerization of Bax by Bcl-2 mutants improves irradiated cell survival," Apoptosis, vol.
Glimcher, "IL-2 production in developing Th1 cells is regulated by heterodimerization of RelA and T-bet and requires T-bet serine residue 508," Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
The DBD associates with nuclear proteins at the thyroid response elements (TREs) in order to regulate TR gene activation or repression (Harvey and Williams, 2002) and heterodimerization strongly increases binding to the TRE and transcriptional activity (Ikeda et al., 1994; Mangelsdorf and Evans, 1995).
This mechanism involves sequential actions of E2, P4, IFNT, CSH1 and GH1 with biological actions of CSH1 being mediated by homodimerization of the PRLR or heterodimerization of the PRLR and GH1 receptor (Noel et al., 2003).
The suggested molecular functions of N6AMT1 include protein heterodimerization and methionine S-methyltransferase activity, with an almost certain (100%) predicted probability of being a methyltransrerase.
Identification of a natural soluble form of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, FLT-1, and its heterodimerization with KDR.
After activation by endogenous or synthetic ligands, PPARs undergo a conformational change that causes the translocation to the nucleus and the heterodimerization with another nuclear receptor, the retinoid X receptor (RXR) [19].
One is a stepwise cytokine-induced heterodimerization mechanism, in which IL-7 interacts initially with IL-7R[alpha], followed by recruitment of [gamma]c to form functional signaling complex [7, 11].
In fact, lauric acid (C12:0) and palmitic acid (C16:0) lipids have been identified as inducing TLRs migration to lipid rafts, heterodimerization of TLR1 and TLR2 receptors, and the homodimerization of the TLR4 in macrophages [22, 23].
(13) It has no known ligand, and therefore is hypothesized to serve a regulatory role through its heterodimerization with other ErbB family members.