pentamer

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vi·ri·on

(vī'rē-on, vir'ē-on),
The complete virus particle that is structurally intact and infectious.

pentamer

a polymer formed from five molecules of a monomer.
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72) One important feature of galectin-3 is its ability to form small clusters of galectin-3 molecules bound together in pentamers.
The capsid of the virus comprises primarily 72 pentamers of the major coat protein, VP1.
IgM antibodies, being pentamers, are efficient agglutinins; with five antigen-binding sites, they can bridge this distance.
Procyanidin trimers to pentamers fractionated from apple inhibit melanogenesis in B16 mouse melanoma cells.
Previous research has shown that the cone-shaped shell is composed of identical capsid proteins linked together in a complex lattice of about 200 hexamers and 12 pentamers, Dr.
Hong, "Generation of pronounced Fano resonances and tuning of subwavelength spatial light distribution in plasmonic pentamers," Opt.
Cranberry PACs consist of predominantly procyanidin pentamers and tetramers, which contain at least one A-type linkage.
Thus in vivo the formation of B pentamers was found to be aided by the presence of cholera toxin A-subunits (28), suggesting that the A-subunit may act as a nucleation center for holotoxin assembly in the periplasm.
Therefore, the different degrees of dissociation of CRP pentamers in the analyzed materials may result from differences in the concentration of calcium.
The caja flowers are hermaphrodite, diclamidious, pentamers and diplostemonous, grouped in terminal inflorescence.
The functional capabilities of individual receptor subunits influence the quality of signaling in different parts of the brain through formation of specific pentamers that display characteristic influence through release of neurotransmitters (Hevers and Luddens, 1998).