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dimer

Chem
a. a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
b. a compound consisting of dimers

dimer

[′dī·mər]
(chemistry)
A molecule that results from a chemical combination of two entities of the same species, for example, the chlorine molecule (Cl2) or cyanogen (NCCN).
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It is the first in a new class of targeted treatments, known as HER2 dimerisation inhibitors (or HDIs), which work to block cancer cell growth and survival signals.
Chemical properties related to unsaturated centres: Hydrogenation; Oxidation through reaction with oxygen; Biological oxidation; Other oxidation reactions; Halogenation; Stereomutation; Metathesis; Double bond migration and cyclisation; Dimerisation (dimer acids, isostearic acid, estolides, Guerbet alcohols and acids); Neighbouring group participation; Friedel-Crafts acylation and related reactions.
There is no identified ligand for HER2, which is the preferred dimerisation partner for the other ErbB receptors [11].
Folding and dimerisation of tick-borne ancephalitis virus envelope proteins prM and E in the endoplasmic reticulum.