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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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Research using MHC tetramers to measure patient response in vaccine development has been reported in several academic publications, and an HIV vaccine developed with the help of tetramers has already advanced to Phase II clinical trials.
To produce cross-linked hemoglobin, small bridges of sugar molecules are covalently attached to the dimers to create a stable tetramer.
The addition of Class II Tetramers opens up the autoimmune disease markets, expanding our market opportunity significantly over the next five years.
THYMED's immune monitoring platform includes Beckman Coulter's proprietary MHC Tetramer Technology as well as other complementary products used in assessing immune response.
Anti-inflammatory Tetramers of Resveratrol from the Roots of Vitis amurensis and the Conformations of the Seven-membered Ring in Some Oligostilbenes, Phytochemistry, 58, 357 (2001); J.
Compositions that contain phosphazene cyclic trimers or tetramers with commercial polymers are relatively easy to prepare, and flame retardant polyaramids [10], polyesters [11], rayon [12], and various other polymers [13] have been produced in this way.
The partnership grants MBL a sublicense to Beckman Coulter's proprietary MHC Tetramer technology and gives MBL the exclusive right to develop, manufacture and distribute MHC Tetramers to the Japan research market.
In contrast to existing techniques of Hb analysis measuring intact tetramers, MSMS measures individual denatured globin proteins or, after tryptic digestion, specific peptides.
In addition to a manufacturing process that ensures PolyHeme is tetramer-free, or free of unlinked tetramers, PolyHeme is unique in that it is the only blood substitute that has been tested in a trauma setting.
Defining these reagents will permit the evaluation of cell-mediated responses in the immunopathogenesis of WN virus, promote the development of diagnostic reagents such as tetramers (17), and provide components for epitope-based preventive or therapeutic vaccines (18-20).
making SRL the exclusive provider of third-party testing services utilizing Beckman Coulter's iTAg(TM) MHC Tetramers in Japan.
The sedimentation data were consistent with a mixture of 70% dimers and 30% tetramers.