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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]
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conformer

A mould placed in a cavity to preserve its shape and prevent shrinkage.
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And so with conformers, employees who are lost souls or authoritarians are at greater risk of blind obedience to those in power 6 and being co-opted by another bad manager, thereby making it harder to fix the culture.
The strain [E.sub.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.
The distance between the nuclei in both conformers (cis and trans) was compared.
We have previously reported that the molecular characteristics, electrophoretic mobility, and glycoform ratio of the [PrP.sup.res] associated with the vCJD [PrP.sup.d] conformer were faithfully reproduced by PMCA (10).
Perhaps conformers prefer to perform activities meant to keep them safe.
The ketophenol has seventeen rotatable C-C bonds and therefore an enormous number of conformers (ca [3.sup.17]).
Irish militarists were Protestant, had little personal experience of political violence, and were not anxious, while South African militarists were found to be conformers. With regard to pro-nuclear activism, the cross-cultural correlates were authoritarianism, positive attitudes to those in authority and support of right-wing parties.
The most preferred gel characteristics for successful differential separation of single-strand conformers in the range of 200-300 bp, where the method should be most sensitive and reliable, are 12% acrylamide [3] and cross-linking ratios (%C) between 1 and 3 [4].
"Polycarbonate has a unique molecular structure with sections of the polymer chain that become trapped in high energy states, or conformers [for conformation], during the molding process," says Don LeGrand, a polymer physicist at General Electric's Corporate Research & Development Center, Schenectady, N.Y.
242-243C; IR (ATR, max, cm-1): 3181 (NH), 1671 (C=O), 1621, 1599 (C=N); 1H-NMR: I' 4.23 and 4.26 (s, 2H, benzyl CH2, trans/cis conformers), 5.14 and 5.59 (s, 2H, N-CH2, cis/trans conformers), Ar-H: [7.28 (d, 2H, J = 8.0 Hz), 7.37-7.40 (m, 4H), 7.49 (d, 2H, J= 12.0 Hz), 7.82 (t, 2H, J= 8.0 Hz), 7.96 (d, 2H, J = 8.0 Hz) ], 8.06 and 8.25 (s, 1H, -N=CH, trans/cis conformers), 11.86 and 11.91 (s, 1H, NH, trans/cis conformers); 13C-NMR: I' 30.82 (benzyl CH2), 49.99 and 50.49 (N-CH2 trans/cis conformers),