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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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The obligate aerobic bacterium, Vitreoscilla, synthesizes elevated quantities of a homodimeric hemoglobin (VHb) under hypoxic growth conditions.
Furthermore, FASN encodes fatty acid synthase, which forms a complex homodimeric enzyme and plays an important role in biosynthesis of long chain fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A (CoA) and malonyl-CoA (Semenkovich et al.
Prolidase is a manganese(Mn)-requiring homodimeric iminodipeptidase that releases carboxy-terminal proline or hydroxyproline from oligopeptides.
The result is in agreement with previous findings in which the biological active hBMP-7 was described as homodimeric or heterodimeric forms (3), (30), (31).
A homodimeric complex of HLA-G on normal trophoblast cells modulates antigen-presenting cells via LILRB1.
A homodimeric laccase with unique characteristics from the yellow mushroom Cantharellus cibarius.
A homodimeric glycoprotein of-- 90kDa is expressed in most cells except mature erythrocytes.
Galectin-1 is a multifunctional homodimeric lectin whose extracellular and intracellular activities are thought to regulate cellular processes as diverse as cell--matrix interactions, signal transduction, migration, differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and RNA splicing (Hughes 2001; Liu et al.
Cysteine biosynthesis is catalyzed by a bifunctional complex composed of two molecules of homodimeric O-acetylserine sulfhydrase and one molecule of homotetrameric serine acetyl-transferase (Droux et al.