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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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The chemical shift values of cis/trans conformers belonging to protons of benzyl CH2, N-CH2, N=CH and NH in the 1H NMR and, to carbons of benzyl CH2, N-CH2 and N=CH in the13C NMR spectra of compounds 5a-e and the percentage ratios of cis/trans conformers are given in Table-1.
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.
Perhaps conformers prefer to perform activities meant to keep them safe.
3, conformers of type 2 are by far statistically more valid at 300 K than conformer types 1 and 3 (note the result of MD run: see item 2 in Table 1), i.
We developed this protocol to solve some technical difficulties arising from the application of traditional SSCP analysis for mutation detection in DNA fragments longer than 400 bp, which was unable to separate single-strand conformers even at different gel compositions and temperatures.
This insight was derived from computer-based molecular modeling calculations that verified the existence of high-energy conformers and showed that an energy barrier lies between the high-energy and low-energy conformers.
Contract notice: Delivery of ophthalmic lenses and conformers (dzp-ab-271-179 / 2014).
Table-1 presents the energy calculations for the three conformers (Fig.
In different conformers of the RR isomer, the carbonyl groups of the dioxolane linker can point into or out of the channel.
3] represent respectively concentration of the TT, TG, and GG conformers.