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  • Bilateral, or having a right and a left side, as in most animals: contrasted with *polymeric.
  • In botany, same as dimerous.

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  • adjective chemistry of, relating to, or being a dimer


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dimer +‎ -ic


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  • In acid insulin salts the molecule appears to be dimeric, the two insulin molecules in one dimer being related to one another by two-fold axes of symmetry 24.

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  • "This is the first demonstration of a hybrid inorganic/organic, dimeric two-particle material that acts as an electron donor-bridge-acceptor system for converting light to electrical current," said Brookhaven physical chemist Mircea Cotlet, lead author of a paper describing the dimers and their assembly method in News

  • Adult human heart mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has recently been shown to have a complex organization with abundant dimeric molecules, branched structures and four-way junctions.

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  • The two lower α-helix fragments belong to chain B and result from the dimeric crystal structure found in the PDB file.

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  • Perturbations of the folding free energy landscapes of metal-free versions of five ALS-inducing variants, A4V, L38V, G93A, L106V and S134N SOD1, were determined with a global analysis of kinetic and thermodynamic folding data for dimeric and stable monomeric versions of these variants.

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  • Precursor proteins that contain one or two cysteine residues readily formed intermolecular disulphide bonds upon binding to the receptor complex, resulting in dimeric and tetrameric precursor proteins.

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  • Amino acid replacements at dozens of positions in the dimeric protein human, Cu, Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) can cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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  • The transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) family constitutes of dimeric proteins that regulate the growth, differentiation and metabolism of many cell types, including that of skeletal muscle in mammals.

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