dimerization

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dimerization

[‚dī·mər·ə′zā·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical reaction in which two identical molecular entities react to form a single dimer.
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The claims in the ARIAD patent cover methods for controlling such cellular events using small-molecule pharmaceuticals that dimerize intracellular proteins.
The hydrosilane is also able to dimerize when no catalyst is present or to polymerize through a radical mechanism to high molecular weight (branched) polysiloxane when catalyst is added.
These molecules crosslink or dimerize, have a higher molecular weight, and therefore cannot be extracted anymore by the analytical desorption technique.
Members of the Jun and Fos families of proteins dimerize to preferentially bind AP-1 sites with high affinity; hence, each dimer combination makes up an AP-1 protein.
A split Cre recombinase protein, which dimerizes and is activated by blue light, will be used to genetically label cells (and their progeny) in a topologically defined manner ( compartment reporter ).
This protein is a member of the epidermal growth factor receptor superfamily, which, when activated by ligand binding, dimerizes and regulates intracellular signal transduction through the mitogen-activated protein kinase and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathways.
NOS is a heme protein that exists in its inactive form as a monomer, but dimerizes before action.