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tetramer

[′te·trə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A polymer that results from the union of four identical monomers; for example, the tetramer C8H8 forms from union of four molecules of C2H2.
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The major adult form of hemoglobin is Hb A, a tetramer of two alpha and two beta globin chains.
However in each sub class tetramer do not form and they bind to the red blood cell membranes, causing damage to membrane.
A different approach for the characterization of type II NKT cells relies in the use of CD1d tetramers loaded with lipid antigens.
channel, KcsA, with two transmembrane helices and a tetramer structure, by X-ray crystallography and clearly elucidated the [K.
I will use oligospermines, which are tetramers and octamers of spermine, an endogenous polyamine, and apply the optimized coupling strategy to target the spermine based nanocarriers to ATCs for therapeutic GATA-3 knockdown.
Cells were incubated with major histocompatibility class II tetramers containing an immunodominant peptide epitope of HKx31 (nucleoprotein, I-[A.
Functional consequences of mutations at the allosteric interface in hetero- and homo-hemoglobin tetramers.
The technology, called "major histo-compatibility complex (MHC) tetramers," allows scientist to follow immune responses mediated by individual T-cells.
The measurement of antigen-specific T-cell responses has been greatly improved with the development of fluorescence-activated cell sorting assays using tetramers of recombinant major histocompatibility complex (MHC) [2] molecules loaded with specific peptides (1,2).
These excess alpha globin chains are unstable and cannot form soluble tetramers on their own, and therefore precipitate within the cell.
Also methaemoglobin is not just incapable of binding oxygen, the oxidation of one or more of the heme iron atoms in the tetramer distort the tetramers structure (Ajamar et al.