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dimer

Chem
a. a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
b. a compound consisting of dimers
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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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IKK and TBK1 activate interferon regulatory factors, such as IRF3, which dimerise, translocate to the nucleus, and bind interferon response elements (ISRE), resulting in the induction of type-1 interferons [30, 33].
Study of the RXR family of receptors is especially important because these receptors dimerise with many other receptors (e.g.
retinoic acid) they normally dimerise and bind to specific sequences in the nuclear DNA where they cause a change in the transcription of specific genes.