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  • n. Any chemical reaction in which two monomers react to form a dimer


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  • But because GFP at least didn't have a tetramerization or severe dimerization problem – it only has a very mild one – that sort of got people hooked on what a wonderful tool this whole system was.

    Roger Y. Tsien - Interview

  • Although metallacyclopentanes are not important in olefin metathesis, they have been found to be important in a variety of other olefin dimerization reactions.

    Robert H. Grubbs - Autobiography

  • A ligand-reversible dimerization system for controlling protein-protein interactions.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • However, when fluorescent proteins are targeted to specific cellular compartments, such as the plasma membrane, the localized protein concentration can theoretically become high enough to permit dimerization.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • An interesting HcRed construct containing two molecules in tandem has been produced to overcome dimerization that, in principle, occurs preferentially within the tandem pairing to produce a monomeric tag.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • This is a particular concern when conducting FRET experiments, which can yield complex data sets that are easily compromised by dimerization artifacts.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Clearly, full functionality of AID requires both the catalytic and non-catalytic domains, and issues of inter-domain compatibility, effects on protein folding and dimerization AID is thought to act as a dimer - two AID molecules sticking together as in the model shown in figure 2 of this paper by our collaborators, as well as potential interactions with co-factors may all contribute to the decreased activity of the fugu sequence.

    3 recent reports use evolution to study mechanisms of antibody diversification - The Panda's Thumb

  • An important mechanism in the activation and regulation of sensor kinases is dimerization.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Mycobacterium showed that PknJ has retained the conserved dimerization interface, when compared with the crystal structures of PknE, PknD and PknB.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • As reported for PknD-KD, mutation of dimerization interface residue His

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles


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