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Heterodimer

Definition
noun, plural: heterodimers
A dimer made up of two similar but not identical subunits.
Supplement
An example of a heterodimer is the enzyme, reverse transcriptase, which is comprised of two different amino acid chains.
Word origin: Greek h├ęteros (different) + dimer
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  • dimer
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  • Colchicine
  • T cell receptor


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