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A polymer consisting of four identical monomers.

tet′ra·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) of or related to a tetramer
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AG10 is an investigational, orally-administered small molecule designed to potently stabilize tetrameric transthyretin, or TTR, thereby halting at its outset the series of molecular events that give rise to amyloidosis, or ATTR.
The team showed that the p.R336C mutation had a more profound effect not only on the amount of CBS enzyme made by the cells, but also the structural stability and activity, where the proper assembly and formation of a functional tetrameric form of CBS was missing or degraded.
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) is a tetrameric molecule used to detect cell damage or cell death.
N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDA) receptors are tetrameric structures (8), consist of Grin1, Grin2 (A-D) and Grin3 (A-B) subunits (9), and mediates postsynaptic [Ca.sup.2+] influx in dendritic spines (3).
(23,24) Hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier substitutes, such as cross-linked tetrameric hemoglobin and conjugated tetrameric hemoglobin, may be beneficial as oxygen carriers and for their potential to reduce free HgbS, an oxidizer and proinflammatory agent.
Eidos' lead product candidate, AG10, is designed to target ATTR at its source by stabilizing tetrameric TTR in the blood.
D) Mapping of antibody target sequences onto the tetrameric P40 nucleoprotein 3D-structure (PDB:1N93).
The [beta] Cas form oligomers from dimeric fundamental units and most commonly exist as tetramers with the tetrameric interface perpendicular to that of the individual dimers.
Venkatachalam, "Structural and electrical studies on tetrameric cobalt phthalocyanine and polyaniline composites," Materials Science and Engineering: B Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, vol.
Binding of TGF-[beta] results in the formation of a tetrameric receptor complex that propagates the signal by phosphorylation to the intracellular downstream effector proteins SMAD2 and SMAD3 (SMAD2/3).