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A polymer consisting of at least 2 and as many as 100 monomers.

o·lig′o·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
o·lig′o·mer′i·za′tion n.
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(Chemistry) of or relating to oligomers
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Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS), with the well-defined cage-like silica cubic nanoscale, has received considerable attention.
The aim of the study was to measure the total polyphenols, total flavonoids, and the oligomeric proanthocyanidins contents in C.
Viremia of measles virus manifests in large amounts of virus oligomeric N protein erupting from infected cells, its spreading in the organism and activating immune cells [12, 13].
The extracts were fractionated into anthocyanin, neutral, polymeric and oligomeric fractions.
This binding induces essential molecular interactions to break up and thereby solubilizes the oligomeric form of Abeta.
In the current study, we found that endophilin2 interacted with AMPAR subunit, GluA1, which may be involved in the regulation of oligomeric A-[beta]-induced postsynaptic AMPAR endocytosis.
PSACH is believed to be caused exclusivelyby mutations in the gene encoding cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), which located on chromosome 19p13.1 [4-6].
Polyurethanes are obtained by the reaction of an oligomeric polyol with a diisocyanate (or polyisocyanate), says Ionescu, and while there are many books on polyurethanes and diisocyanates, this may be the first devoted to oligo-polyols.
In the brains of healthy, nonaltered mice, injections of oligomeric A-beta, the form thought to be the most dangerous, caused Clq levels to rise.
Elouise Bauskis said: "Grape seed extract, too, contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins which are highly antioxidant, providing great protection to cells as well as strengthening cell walls.
Skin biopsies showed that the fresolimumab-induced rapid decline in mRSS was accompanied by a sharp drop in skin biomarkers of TGF-beta activity, including expression of the genes thrombospondin-1, cartilage oligomeric protein, and connective tissue growth factor.