dimer

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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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Once cleaved, MUC1* dimerizes with itself and other growth factor receptors through binding of a newly discovered ligand for MUC1*, called NM23.
Binding of TCDD to AHR causes the dissociation of the receptor from the complex and its translocation into the nucleus, where it dimerizes with the AHR nuclear translocator (ARNT).
When activated, the HER2/neu protein dimerizes and activates various signaling pathways to potentiate a variety of cellular functions including promoting cell division while inhibiting apoptosis.