Definitions

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  • n. An oligomer having seven subunits

Etymologies

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hepta- + -mer

Examples

  • After endocytosis, at low pH, the heptamer dissociates from the receptors and inserts into the lipid bilayer forming a pore through which partially unfolded EF and LF cross the membrane

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  • On to the cell surface, PA forms a heptamer that binds up to three molecules of EF or LF

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  • This could be due to its putative mechanism of action compared to other monoclonal candidates under development - binding to protective antigen and inhibiting heptamer (pore) formation, rather than inhibiting binding of toxin to its receptor.

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