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Protomer vs. Oligomer — What's the Difference?

Protomer vs. Oligomer — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Protomer and Oligomer

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Protomer

In structural biology, a protomer is the structural unit of an oligomeric protein. It is the smallest unit composed of at least two different protein chains that form a larger hetero-oligomer by association of two or more copies of this unit.
Feb 04, 2019

Oligomer

In chemistry and biochemistry, an oligomer ( (listen)) is a molecule that consists of a few similar or identical repeating units which could be derived, actually or conceptually, from copies of a smaller molecule, its monomer. The name is composed from Greek elements oligo-, "a few" and -mer, "parts".
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Protomer

Each of a number of tautomeric molecules which differ from each other only in the position of a proton; a prototropic tautomer.
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Oligomer

A polymer whose molecules consist of relatively few repeating units.
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Protomer

Each of the protein subunits of which an oligomeric protein is built up.
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Oligomer

A polymer consisting of at least 2 and as many as 100 monomers.
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Protomer

(chemistry) Any prototropic tautomer.
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Oligomer

(chemistry) A compound intermediate between a monomer and a polymer, normally having a specified number of units between about five and a hundred.
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Protomer

(biochemistry) Any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein.
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Oligomer

A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; - compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are called dimer, trimer, tetramer, pentamer, hexamer, heptamer, octamer, nonamer, decamer, etc. In colloquial laboratory jargon, they may also be referred to as nine-mer, ten-mer, eleven-mer, twelve-mer, etc., especially for oligomers of greater than eight units.
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