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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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(TSX: PMN) (OTCQB: ARFXF), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics targeting toxic oligomers implicated in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, today announced its participation in the 21 st Annual Global Investment Conference sponsored by H.C.
The synthetic alpha sheet also protected laboratory animals from toxic oligomer damage.
The study entitled "Discovery and Identification of An Endogenous Metabolite of Tramiprosate and its Prodrug ALZ-801 that Inhibits Beta Amyloid Oligomer Formation in Human Brain," appeared in the most recent issue of the peer-reviewed publication CNS Drugs.
However, none of this tackles the questions how would macrophages respond to the size and shape of protein oligomers which are naturally abundant in the organism or present during infections.
According to our point of view, shared by other authors (e.g., Bindslev 2008), in order to represent the biological activity of the oligomers the r state function is more appropriate, since it expresses the fraction of relaxed states that are responsible for the activity in the oligomer.
24 hours after the A[beta] oligomer treatment, the hippocampal neurons were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (Sigma, USA).
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Newly designed oligomer UA6 and crosslinker M6 allow us to create UV-curable soft-feel coatings with a range of haptic sensations (Figure 4).
The first three chapters focus on synthesis and properties of polysulfide oligomers, beginning with an overview of production technology and liquid thiokols, then discussing vulcanization, polymer composition, and the relationship between vulcanization agents and final properties.
"We have a new brain imaging method that can detect the toxin that leads to Alzheimer's disease," said Klein, who first identified the amyloid beta oligomer in 1998.
The typical procedure for the synthesis of poly(aryl ether ketone) oligomer containing phthalonitrile (PAEK-CN-II) was as following: To a 100 ml, three-necked flask fitted with a thermometer, a Dean-Stark trap with a condenser, and a nitrogen inlet were added DHBP (8.5688 g, 0.04 mol), DFBN (2.7822 g, 0.02 mol), anhydrous [K.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] powder (6.6341 g, 0.048 mol), toluene (7 ml), and NMP (26 ml).