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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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Lin, the Princeton doctoral student who was lead author of the Nature Materials article, said the researchers looked for different ways to break up the ruthenium dimer and activate the doping.
On the mechanism of sizing with alkylketene dimers. Part 1.
For a better understanding of the effect of the type of constituent units, type of interflavan bond, and conformation on the antioxidant properties of PC dimers, parameters such as the dihedral angles of interflavan bond, intramolecular hydrogen bonds between monomeric units, the molecular surface area, and stability of the PCs were determined.
Considering all these data, the aim of our study was to evaluate possible usefulness of DHZ and its symmetric dimer as antiatherosclerotic compounds by investigating their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antithrombotic activity on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) exposed to oxidative and inflammatory stimuli.
Salt screening by NaCl mitigates the electrostatic interactions leading to the productive formation of dimers, resulting in a shallower linear oligomeric concentration dependence response.
Single nanostructure, dimer, and arrays have been highly studied, respectively.
In conclusion, our study shows that sHLA-G dimers are associated with better survival of kidney allografts and control of the accompanying inflammatory response in kidney transplant patients.
A dimer cover or perfect matching is a collection of edges with the property that every vertex is an endpoint of exactly one edge.
It turns out that the dimers' infection-fighting potency increased with each additional binding site-three sites are better than two, and four are better than three.
Eng of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope have identified a class of compounds called procyanidin B dimers as the most abundant aromatase inhibitors in red wine, suggesting that these compounds may be responsible for red wine's observed chemo-preventive effect against breast cancer.
Now, researchers have for the first time created dimers that stay level while permitting scientists to study silicon-surface reactions in unprecedented detail.
The [Gd.sup.3+]-induced polymorphic crystalline actin sheets (Aebi et al., 1981; Smith et al., 1983) are made from actin dimers thought to be in an LD-like conformation (Millonig et al., 1988); we have therefore computed 3-D reconstructions from tilt series of negatively stained crystalline actin tubes.