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ol·i·go·mer

(ol'i-gō-mĕr),
A polymer containing fewer than 20 repeating units.
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oligomer

a molecule consisting of only a small number of MONOMERS.
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ol·i·go·mer

(ol'i-gō-mĕr)
A polymer containing fewer than 20 repeating units.
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Numerous studies show that a common root cause of neurodegenerative diseases is the toxic oligomer, a misfolded protein that derives from naturally occurring proteins in the brain.
INEOS Oligomers already has a worldwide network of LAO and PAO production plants and bulk storage locations.
The team showed that the synthetic alpha sheet's blocking activity reduced amyloid beta-triggered toxicity in human neural cells grown in culture, and inhibited amyloid beta oligomers in two laboratory animal models for Alzheimer's.
We have grafted three different groups (X1: Benzo-[c]-thiophene, X2: Quinolinn-8-ylamine, X3: Benzyl-amine) (fig 1) to study the variation of the optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties of these oligomers. We have also added the chromophore (2-Cyanoacrylic acid CHCCNCOOH), to these oligomers and found that the energy gap decreases.
- An endogenous substance has been discovered in human brain that inhibits the formation of neurotoxic beta amyloid oligomers, which are key drivers of AD pathogenesis, US-based biopharmaceutical company Alzheon, Inc.
"As the year has progressed," said Mike Green, VP sales North America of Flint Group's CPS Inks division, "the challenging supply chain for photoinitiators, monomers and oligomers has hit raw material suppliers harder than expected.
Formation of an intracellular bond system with hydrogen bonds leads to the strengthening and ordering the spatial network of cured epoxy oligomers [27].
Composition of Water-Soluble Oligomers. Generally, the yields ofregenerated cello-oligomers obtained via the depolymerization of cellulose fibres of various LBW were observed to decrease with increasing reaction time due to the formation of water-soluble oligomers such as reducing sugar, glucose, and xylose (Figure 4).
It is ascertained that A[beta] oligomers and fibrils stimulate microglia cells in a different manner [14,15].
The variety of sigmoidal behaviors is what MWC aims to explain, introducing two main ideas: the occurrence of a relevant oligomeric structure for signal-transducing proteins, and a pre-existing equilibrium between two different conformations of oligomers depending on different affinities for different ligands (Changeux 2012).
Although the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of AD are not clearly elucidated, recent studies suggested that soluble [beta]-amyloid (A[beta]) oligomers are the main neurotoxic species that induce neuronal death and oxidative stress at the early stage of this disease [2,3].
Moreover, soluble A-[beta]1-42 oligomers show greater neurotoxicity than A[beta]1-40 [20-22].