oligomer

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oligomer

[ə′lig·ə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A molecule made up of a relatively small number of monomer units.
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2) led the authors to suggest that proBNP and its N-terminal fragments oligomerize (81).
The amino-terminal regions of proBNP and proBNP oligomerize through leucine zipper-like coiled-coil motifs.
Mutant and wild-type p53 may oligomerize, thereby disrupting the function of the tetrameric complex (4).
Upon ER stress, the double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase-like ER kinase (PERK) (also known as pancreatic eIF2[alpha] kinase or PEK), an ER-resident transmembrane protein, oligomerizes and phosphorylates eIF2[alpha] at serine 51 (Schroder and Kaufman 2005).
The elution profile of human proANP with standard gel chromatography points toward unidentified modifications, however, and these findings have been the basis for suggestions that N-terminal proANP oligomerizes (10).