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Heterodimer

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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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Help with NFKB

... particular I don't know if I have to use only one antibody (for example anti-NFKB P65) or also anti-NFKB p50 that interacts with p65 to form heterodimer.... Thank You very much for help!

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by ludovica
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:37 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with NFKB
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Can RNA anneal to single stranded DNA?

I'm not sure if my terminology is correct, but could you have a DNA-RNA heterodimer? I'm thinking particularly about whether an mRNA transcript that was not translated could act like a transcription factor.

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by maxjohn
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Can RNA anneal to single stranded DNA?
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Re: dimer-homodimer-heterodimer

:D Thank you!! You helped me a lot!!!

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by piefke
Sat May 03, 2008 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: dimer-homodimer-heterodimer
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Re: dimer-homodimer-heterodimer

... the sizing column) will tell you if it’s a monomer, dimer, trimer, or whatever. If there is more than one N-terminal sequence present, then it’s a heterodimer or multimer of some sort. It is possible to do a mass spec, too.

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by blcr11
Sat May 03, 2008 2:23 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: dimer-homodimer-heterodimer
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dimer-homodimer-heterodimer

hi i have some questions in generall. how do you find out if an enzyme is a dimer, and if it is a homo- or heterodimer? perhaps it is a stupid question, I don´t know... and does it have some interesting consequences for its function if it is an homodimer or a heterodimer?

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by piefke
Fri May 02, 2008 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: dimer-homodimer-heterodimer
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