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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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A dimer cover or perfect matching is a collection of edges with the property that every vertex is an endpoint of exactly one edge.
After analysis, we plotted the ratio of signals corresponding to each of the dimers derived from DS, CS, and HS to their respective internal standard signals against the added concentration of the GAG standards.
The following mass transitions were used for MRM analysis of (epi)catechin m/z 291/139 (positive ion mode) and 289/137 (negative ion mode), methyl (epi)catechin m/z 305/139 and 305/137, proanthocyanidin dimers m/z 579/ 289 and 579/291, proanthocyanidin trimers m/z 867/579 in positive ion mode.
Eng of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope have identified a class of compounds called procyanidin B dimers as the most abundant aromatase inhibitors in red wine, suggesting that these compounds may be responsible for red wine's observed chemo-preventive effect against breast cancer.
Natural rubber is polyisoprene, and when pyrolyzed yields large amounts of the monomer (isoprene), the dimer (dipentene) and higher oligomers.
Ensemble is developing a suite of diagnostic services and kits, based on DPC(TM), to analyze EGFR family dimers and other cancer markers for use in cancer diagnosis and drug selection.
Relative to simple methoxide-promoted cyclization, the dimer provides a rate acceleration of 4.
10), and to ascertain the safety of styrene dimers and trimers, we used a solubility test and three ER binding assays (12) (Table 1).
They sub- sequently demonstrated that dimers are more effective antibiotics than single molecules.
Employing chemical crosslinking to detect Mcl-1/Bak dimers in intact mitochondrial membranes, GX15-070 was found to potently disrupt these interactions.
The sun's ultraviolet light creates these so-called pyrimidine dimers, which prevent proper DNA replication and can lead to skin cancer and other malignancies.