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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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Agrawala and Yarranton (2001) proposed a linear oligomerization type scheme involving propagation and single-end termination, as follows:
However, the significantly lower hydroxyl values, as compared to the theoretical values, indicate oligomerization through epoxy-epoxy and/or hydoxy-epoxy reaction.
Competing oligomerization, however, has long been a concern.
The BI-MwA is an ideal way of investigating oligomerization, complex formation, aggregation, stability and conformation, whether you work with synthetic or natural polymers, proteins or polysaccharides.
We also located a putative nuclear localization signal (KKRK in mollusks) and an oligomerization domain.
Mitochondria release cytochrome c into the cytosol, where it binds to and induces oligomerization of apoptotic protease activating factor 1 (Apaf-1), a mammalian homologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans cell death protein ced-4.