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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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So far, there are no good tests to spot excessive oligomeric A-beta in the brain, says neurologist Sam Gandy of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
After the reaction was complete, the glycolyzed product of PET contained monomeric, oligomeric product, unreacted glycol, and unreacted PET.
Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) is a noncollagenous extracellular matrix protein (Hedbom et al.
Oligomeric phosphonate polyol is identified as a safer alternative to pentaBDE.
They found that adding one particular set of these compounds, known as oligomeric procyanidins (PCs), to the food made the biggest difference in keeping the mice's weight down if they were on high-fat diets.
Uvasils 299, 2000, 2006, and 2007 are a new generation of oligomeric HALS based on a siloxane backbone.
Liu and Pu developed a water-soluble hybrid unimolecular nanoparticle based on a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and a conjugated oligoelectrolyte (COE) for two-photon fluorescent nucleus imaging.
Samples included insulin, in both monomeric (the insulin hexamer) and oligomeric forms, and Abeta, the amyloid beta peptide known for its stickiness and tendency to adhere to plastic.
have overcome this barrier, introducing POSS UV White 100% Solids Paints that can be applied directly to a metal substrate using a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) universal dispersant chemistry.
Serum concentrations of type I collagen C-terminal telopeptide (CTX-I) and cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) and urinary concentrations of deoxypyridinoline (DPD) were measured, and disease severity was assessed.
Ferulic acid: a natural antioxidant against oxidative stress induced by oligomeric A-beta on sea urchin embryo.