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date: 24 November 2020


A Dictionary of Biomedicine

John Lackie

A general term for the subunits that are assembled to form a larger structure. Cell biological examples are G-actin, which assembles to filamentous F-actin, and the tubulin heterodimer which is the subunit for microtubules. The latter example illustrates the utility of a term that does not assume protomers to be single molecules.... ...

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