dimerization


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dimerization

[‚dī·mər·ə′zā·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical reaction in which two identical molecular entities react to form a single dimer.
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EGF receptor exposed to oxidative stress acquires abnormal phosphorylation and aberrant activated conformation that impairs canonical dimerization.
Cyclicity of mosquito vitellogenic ecdysteroid-mediated signaling is modulated by alternative dimerization of the RXR homolog Ultraspiracle.
Our own data have supported the idea that ToxT requires dimerization in order to bind to the tcpA, ctxA, and acfA promoter sites (10, 11), which is consistent with the findings of other laboratories (9).
Previously, Strosberg developed a novel quantitative test for monitoring these protein-protein interactions with the specific goal of identifying inhibitors of the core dimerization, which would block virus production.
We found that the pre-PCR incubation of the template DNA master mix with HotStart-IT[TM] binding protein was crucial for preventing mispriming and primer dimerization that produced these artifact bands (Chou et al.
Tag-lite is not just a one-dimensional product but rather a non-radioactive cell-based platform that can be used in binding, dimerization and different assays, all while eliminating the high costs associated with radioactive waste and related materials.
Motifs III and IV constitute a dimerization domain and can interact with similar motifs in ARF proteins (Ulmasov et al.
Other side reactions such as dimerization or self-polymerization of less volatile lactic acid are easy to occur, which leads to the decrease in acrylic acid yield.
HERmark is a proprietary diagnostic that accurately quantifies HER2 expression and dimerization in patients with breast cancer.
Correlation of ErbB/HER receptor expression and dimerization patterns as measured by a proximity-based assay using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens with clinical response in a cohort of non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated with gefitinib.
Schematic representation of the dimerization process with loss of 6 molecules of ammonia and one molecule of water is presented below:
It is known that the dimerization of NCO groups, as a result of which carbodiimide groups are formed, proceeds in the presence of catalysts such as phosopholene derivatives [11].