dimer

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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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Phosphorylated STAT3 homodimerizes and translocates to the nucleus promoting the expression of pluripotency genes encoding OCT4, SOX2, andNANOG.
STAT4 is phosphorylated by these tyrosine kinases, homodimerizes via its src homology 2 (SH2) domain, and then translocates into the nucleus to activate cytokine-responsive gene transcription [16].
While C3aR neither homodimerizes nor heterodimerizes, by contrast, C5aR and C5L2 both homo- and heterodimerize [26, 60].