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macromolecule

 [mak″ro-mol´ĕ-kūl]
a very large molecule having a polymeric chain structure, as in proteins, polysaccharides, and certain other substances. adj., adj macromolec´ular.
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mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(mak'rō-mol'ĕ-kyūl),
A molecule of colloidal size, for example, proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides, and synthetic polymers.
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macromolecule

(măk′rō-mŏl′ĭ-kyo͞ol′)
n.
A very large molecule, such as a polymer or protein, consisting of many smaller structural units linked together. Also called supermolecule.

mac′ro·mo·lec′u·lar (-mə-lĕk′yə-lər) adj.
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macromolecule

Chemistry
A general term for any large molecule (e.g., protein, RNA, DNA).
 
Molecular biology
A molecule larger than about 10 kDA.
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mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(mak'rō-mol'ĕ-kyūl)
A molecule of colloidal size (e.g., proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

macromolecule

A very large molecule, such as a protein or other long polymer. DNA is a macromolecule, as is the polysaccharide glycogen.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

macromolecule

a very large molecule, composed of many atoms and having a very large molecular weight. Examples include nucleic acids, proteins.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(mak'rō-mol'ĕ-kyūl)
A molecule of colloidal size (e.g., proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides).
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"As an imaging platform with the capability to measure both intracellular structure and macromolecular dynamics in living cells with sensitivity to structures as small as 20nm with millisecond temporal resolution, the dual-PWS is uniquely suited to allow us to study these processes."
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As a follow-up of these experiments, we analyzed the effects of macromolecular crowding by probing the structure of the RPS12 RNA with nucleotide resolution.
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Recently, macromolecular prodrug design (MPDD) and applications based on etherified renewable polysaccharides especially cellulose, e.g., hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) [2], hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) [5, 9], hydroxyethylcellulose [13], etc., have emerged as thrust area of research.
Many studies reported on the stabilizing effect of in vitro macromolecular crowding on protein folding which ranges from modest to strong [125], whereas cellular crowding was shown to only weakly shift protein folding equilibria towards the folded state [136-138] or even to destabilize the native state, such as of the surface antigen VlsE [139].
Figure 1 illustrates that the characteristic bonds for the dimethacrylate groups (C-H, C=C and C-O) have disappeared in the ATR-FTIR spectra for the P600-0.01, P600-0.1 and P600-1 hydrogels respectively when compared with the macromolecular monomer PEGDMA600.
Macromolecular memory is another type of nonvolatile memory that uses polymers as the storage media.
More important, I also describe how we can augment the tumor selective drug delivery and hence improve the therapeutic efficacy using macromolecular anticancer drugs--the issue of greatest importance that addressed in this article.
Second, RO- reacts with the active hydrogen atom on the macromolecular chains of the PO to form macromolecular radicals (P*).
These results suggest that Cd causes a global down-regulation of all proteins involved in the macromolecular complex required for albumin-receptor-mediated endocytosis, with consequent albuminuria.
Macromolecular crystallography is a powerful method for obtaining the 3D structure information of proteins, nucleic acid, and viruses.