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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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Fusion proteins were produced by use of modular cassettes containing signal sequence and restriction sites for cloning of variable and constant regions of both entire heterotetrameric antibodies as well as homodimeric scFv-C,12-4 or scFv-C,12-3 (Fig.
4-kDa homodimeric glycoprotein produced by hepatocytes, is the major sex steroid-binding protein in plasma.
A homodimeric, fructose-binding lectin was isolated from Del Monte bananas by using a protocol that involved ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and SP-Sepharose, and gel filtration by fast protein liquid chromatography on Superdex 75.
Endoglin (CD105) is a transmembrane homodimeric glycoprotein produced mainly in endothelial cells, but is also present at lower concentrations in activated monocytes (8-10).
This value approximates the expected 25% enzyme activity in a homodimeric enzyme (such as TP) with a single mutant allele that obliterates enzyme activity in heterodimeric (mutant plus wild-type) or homodimeric mutant proteins.
A homodimeric sporamin-type trypsin inhibitor with antiproliferative, HIV reverse transcriptase-inhibitory and antifungal activities from wampee (Clausena lansium) seeds.
According to the manufacturer's information, this assay detects both the monomeric and homodimeric forms of osteoprotegerin equally.
Notably, the homodimeric form of recombinant OPG exerted more potent biologic activity than the monomeric form in vivo (5-7).
TfR, the homodimeric membrane receptor (41), binds an iron-rich Tf molecule at the cell surface pH of 7.
VEGF is a 34- to 42-kDa heparin-binding, dimeric, disulfide-bound glycoprotein existing in at least five homodimeric isoforms.
Gramicidin exists in a homodimeric form wherein both monomers of the protein reside in a linear conformation.
Class I enzymes (a, [beta], and [gamma]) form homodimeric and heterodimeric isoenzymes, the subunits of which are encoded by the ADH1, ADH2, and ADH3 genes, respectively, and play an important role in the metabolism of ingested ethanol.