oligomerization

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o·li·go·mer·i·za·tion

(ol'i-gō-mĕr-ī-zā'shŭn)
Formation of oligomers from larger or smaller molecules.
Synonym(s): oligomerisation.
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The EXT1 and EXT2 genes encode the proteins extosin-1 and -2, respectively, which oligomerize with the copolymerases (EC 2.
The amino terminal regions of proBNP and proANP oligomerize through leucine zipper-like coiled-coil motifs.
The amino-terminal regions of proBNP and proANP oligomerize through leucine zipper-like coiled-coil motifs.
2) led the authors to suggest that proBNP and its N-terminal fragments oligomerize (81).
The amino-terminal regions of proBNP and proBNP oligomerize through leucine zipper-like coiled-coil motifs.
Mutant and wild-type p53 may oligomerize, thereby disrupting the function of the tetrameric complex (4).
SLO is a well-characterized oxygen-sensitive prototype of a cholesterol-dependent bacterial exotoxin that oligomerizes to form large pores in host cell membranes.
Methionine 129 variant of human prion proteina oligomerizes more rapidly than the valine 129 variant, implications for disease susceptibility to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Upon ER stress, the double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase-like ER kinase (PERK) (also known as pancreatic eIF2[alpha] kinase or PEK), an ER-resident transmembrane protein, oligomerizes and phosphorylates eIF2[alpha] at serine 51 (Schroder and Kaufman 2005).
The elution profile of human proANP with standard gel chromatography points toward unidentified modifications, however, and these findings have been the basis for suggestions that N-terminal proANP oligomerizes (10).