pentamer

(redirected from pentameric)

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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IgM antibody by virtue of its large pentameric structure has five Fc fragments per molecule and will fulfil this requirement.
AV0328 is a synthetic pentameric oligosaccharide of b-1-6-linked D-glucosamine sugars conjugated to tetanus toxoid that elicits a protective antibody response against a large number of microbial pathogens associated with infections.
4 kDa could include the largest polymer of pentameric glycine and the simplest dimer could be one with tryptophan.
Measurement in BALF of the levels of two plasma proteins, albumin (MW, ~67 kDa) and IgM (MW, ~970 kDa in pentameric form), is commonly used as a metric of endothelial permeability in the lung to circulating medium-sized and large molecules, respectively (Herrero and Matute-Bello 2015).
Approximately 110 CP subunits structured as 22 pentameric capsomers forming the unique geminate shape particle (Rojas et al.
Neuronal GABA receptor A (GABA[sub]A) receptors are pentameric chloride ion channels, with synaptic a[sz]a and extrasynaptic a[sz]a isoforms mediating phasic and tonic inhibitions, respectively, whose different subunits arrangement determines individual functions.
Objective: Pentameric ligand-gated ion channels (pLGICs), including nicotinic acetylcholine, 5HT3, glycine, and GABAA receptors, are membrane proteins specialized in the communication between neurons.
MASS-FIX quantification uses nephelometric measurements, which overestimate IgM M-proteins due to their pentameric structure (33).
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a pentameric protein found in blood plasma, whose levels rise in response to inflammation.
In a Nature Chemistry paper published earlier this year, Sleiman describes how she and her colleagues created site-specific addressability, which she dubs "sticky patches," on a three-dimensional DNA structure, such as a cube, triangular or pentameric prism.