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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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Upon JH binding to the PAS-B domain, Met undergoes a conformational change that liberates Met from the homodimer complex and allows it to bind Taiman [43,45-47].
The tissue protective effects of EPO may be elicited through the EPOR homodimer via JAK2-STAT5 activation and mediation of apoptosis.
HLA-B27 heavy chain proteins can form covalent homodimers which are expressed on the cell surface.
There are three major CK isoenzymes; the two homodimers CK-MM and CK-BB and the heterodimer CK-MB.
The complex diversity and pleiotropic effects in the retinoid signaling pathway are provided not only due to existence of multiple isoforms of RARs but also as a result of combinations of RAR-RXR heterodimers or homodimers and the presence of different ligands [14,17].
The retrospective study is designed to compare conventional IHC and FISH methods of HER2 testing with the quantitative measurements of HER2 total protein and HER2 homodimers provided by Monogram's HERmark Breast Cancer Assay.
The steroid receptors in general work as homodimers, while other receptors (those for thyroid hormones, vitamin D and RAR) operate as heterodimers with RXR.
These authors also claim that such receptors may form hetero- or homodimers due to non-covalent interactions, causing protein bands higher than 200 kDa on the blots.
The three class I genes, ADH1A, ADH1B, and ADH1C, are very closely related; they encode the [alpha], [beta], and [gamma] subunits, which can form homodimers or heterodimers (3) that account for most of the ethanol-oxidizing capacity in the liver (Hurley et al.
An excess of Bax lead to formation of more Bax-Bax homodimers, leading to release of cytochrome C and activation of Apaf -1.