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con·form·er

(kon-fōr'mer),
1. A mold, usually of plastic material, used in surgical repair to maintain volume in a cavity or to prevent closing of a reconstructed artificial or natural space.
2. a prion protein conformation; abnormal configuration of abnormal prion protein (that is, conformers) can induce change in the secondary and tertiary structure of normal prion protein to generate additional amounts of the abnormal protein.
[L. conformo, to fashion]

conformer

A mould placed in a cavity to preserve its shape and prevent shrinkage.
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10 with the crystallinity data, it is possible to calculate the distribution of trans conformers between the crystalline and amorphous regions.
Deformation of amorphous PET results in the alignment of the trans conformers in the draw direction and conversion of the gauche conformers into trans conformers.
0], initially assumed to be entirely supported by such skeleton (mainly by increased intermolecular distances, but possibly also by some increased bond angles in cases of significant molecular orientation), will then gradually transfer to an increased number of "trans", and a decreased number of "gauche", conformers as some of the chains unfold, taking as reference what may be assumed to happen in tensile and simple unidirectional shear situations; other more complex stress/strain situations are for the time excluded, and will have to be separately and specifically considered.
Under standard SSCP conditions (no PEG additive), DNA amplicons from individuals carrying the Val 458/Met 458 polymorphism in exon 8 of the C1 inhibitor gene (C1INH) [10] could not be separated into single-strand conformers; however, these conformers clearly migrate differently when 5 g/L PEG is added to the gel (Fig.
We can also monitor which particular conformers are consumed during the assembly process.
0] of the conformers was determined from the experimentally determined values of the relaxation part of the heat capacity, as well as from the results of Papulov and Khalatur (11).
Our modeling experts were pleased with the time savings realized by having a single environment in which to generate conformers, dock poses, and model pharmacophores.
Thus, the repeat unit of bisphenol-A-polycarbonate consists of 3 conformers and a typical domain size at [T.
The CONAN program decomposes the molecule into overlapping molecular fragments, whose conformers have been precomputed.
2] exists in two types of molecules, which are two conformers ([delta]- and [lambda]-conformer), separated by a low energy transition barrier.
The orientation of the trans conformers was independent of the temperature, but the overall content was increased at higher processing temperatures.
7 ps both followed by the GO with the same force constant further lowers the angle and torsional interaction energy (items 5 and 6, conformers (3b) and (3c)).