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Homopolymer

Homopolymer

(Science: chemistry) a type of polymer (large molecule which consists of a chain of similar smaller molecules called monomers) where all of the monomers are the same thing. For example: a polypeptide which consists entirely of the amino acid lysine linked end to end, instead of many different amino acids linked end to end, would be a homopolymer.


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The Fiber Disease

... were readily hydrolyzed. The gangliosides GD1 and GM1, having internal sialic acid residues, were unaffected by the enzyme. Also, colomic acid (a homopolymer of α-2,8-linked sialic acid) and Neu5Acα2,6lac were not suitable substrates. Detailed kinetic analysis from initial velocity data ...

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The Fiber Disease

... features having characteristic length scales ranging from 10nm to 1mm. Experiments and simulations of fibronectin adsorption onto different homopolymer thin-film surfaces suggest that nano- and mesoscale phase separation may influence the adsorption of such adhesive proteins and, in turn, ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:54 am
 
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