Heterodimer

Definition

noun, plural: heterodimers

A dimer made up of two similar but not identical subunits.


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An example of a heterodimer is the enzyme, reverse transcriptase, which is comprised of two different amino acid chains.


Word origin: Greek héteros (different) + dimer

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