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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.

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]

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.

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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The differences may be due to different concentrations of myostatin used, myostatin isoform (active homodimer or full-length) and methodologies.
Really long probes also don't work well; they have increased likelihood of binding to partial matches, and they can start to have physical steric hindrance or homodimer interactions, such as hairpin formation, that make them poorly available to interact with sample in the liquid phase.
2]-IIF has a long C-terminal extension containing a free cysteine, which might contribute to formation of a homodimer, and is more hydrophobic than other s[PLA.
CD28 homodimer interface mimetic peptide acts as a preventive and therapeutic agent in models of severe bacterial sepsis and gram-negative bacterial peritonitis.
Domain 1is known as the zinc binding domain which forms the homodimer to get in contact with N-terminals.
Worth noting, LRR deletion from NOD structures enhances homodimer formation and signal intensity, suggesting that LRR regions mainly exert a down-regulating function [24].
The homodimer, or the mature hormone, then undergoes glycosylation and produces two identical 70-kDa monomer subunits.
Three-dimensional structure of the Stat3beta homodimer bound to DNA.
Pyridoxine 5-phosphate oxidase is an enzyme, homodimer, that the disulfide bonds connect the two monomers.
165] is a 38 kDa disulphide-linked homodimer protein, and a potent and specific endothelial cell mitogen involved in the induction of angiogenesis, that is the growth of new blood vessels u.