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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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STAT3 activated by the phosphorylation forms homodimers and is translocated into the nucleus to induce the expression of astrocytic genes, such as Gfap, and thereby promotes astrocytic differentiation.
The C protein forms stable homodimers, which contain 4 alpha helices that interact with viral RNA and the viral membrane.
Later on, it is converted into the pre-prohormone and this forms the homodimers.
Nef has been shown to be in equilibrium between monomeric and oligomeric forms, the critical residues of so far proposed HIV-1 Nef homodimers interface are [L.
This type of potassium channel is formed by two homodimers that create a channel that releases potassium from the cell to control the resting membrane potential.
These phosphorylated STATs then form homodimers or heterodimers and translocates into nucleus11.
Monoclonal antibodies against IGF-1R were found to decrease the cell surface expression of IGF-1R homodimers and IR-IGF-1R heterodimers by causing receptor internalization [23].
C/EBP[beta] is a transcription factor, which can form either homodimers or heterodimers with other CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins (alpha, delta, and gamma).
Reversible inactivation of an intracellular uricase from Bacillusfastidiosus via dissociation of homotetramer into homodimers in solutions of low ionic strength, Biosci.
Activins are heterodimers (AYAAYB, activin AB) or two homodimers (AYAAYA, activin-A; AYBAYB, activin B) of the AY subunits of inhibin.
Zhanhua, C, Gan, JG-K, Lei, L, Sakharkar, MK, Kangueane, P, "Protein Subunit Interfaces: Heterodimers Versus Homodimers.