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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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Furthermore, intact proBNP has been described in human plasma, and oligomerization probably occurs (11).
There are many descriptions of specific oligomerizations of a series of proteins in the literature, but the only description of aggregate-forming properties of serum proteins was given by Jensen et al.
An explanation of this phenomenon may be that the PIA measures only small proBNP 1-21 fragments, whereas the assay without tryptic treatment allows for positive cooperation via oligomerization of the peptides (31, 34)
The transformation and suppressor functions of p53 alleles: effects of mutations that disrupt phosphorylation, oligomerization and nuclear translocation.
226]-hK2 showed two bands, possibly from oligomerization of the protein.
The cytokine is activated by the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome, a part of the innate immune system.
The CARD15/NOD2 gene encodes the nucleotide oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2) protein, which possesses 1040 amino acids and multiple areas.
Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 1 and gastrointestinal disorders .
This became apparent from the identification of another family of innate immune receptors called nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) that also recognize and respond to MAMPs (3-6) but differ from TLRs in their structure and in their cytosolic location.
SOD1 und amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: mutation and oligomerization.
Liposome studies showed that oligomerization of NetB suggested that NetB formed a hydrophilic pore with a functional diameter of 1.