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a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers

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PPAR-gamma is known to heterodimerize with another intranuclear protein, the retinoid X receptor (RXR), enabling PPAR-gamma to interact with the DNA sequences controlling insulin-sensitive genes," Ms.
TBT is a potent agonist for both PPAR[gamma] and retinoid X receptor alpha (RXR[alpha]), two receptors that heterodimerize and are known to promote adipocyte differentiation in vitro when activated (Grun et al.
Under sub-threshold auxin concentrations the Aux/IAA proteins heterodimerize with the ARF transcription factors and repress auxin-inducible gene expression.
Ecdsyteroids, such as ecdysone, exhert their effects through the interaction with the ecdysone receptor (EcR), known to heterodimerize with RXR and to bind to the promoters of ecdysone-regulated genes (LeBlanc 2007; Wang and LeBlanc 2009).
On transforming growth factor [beta]/activin receptor activation, SMAD2 and SMAD3 proteins are phosphorylated and heterodimerize with the SMAD4 protein.
Peroxisome proliferator activated receptorsa (PPAR[gamma]) are ligand-activated nuclear hormone receptors that heterodimerize with the retinoid x receptor and act to control the expression of genes involved in cellular metabolism and differentiation (Desvergne and Whahli, 1999).
Coexpression experiments indicated that survivin can heterodimerize with its splice variants.
Because PPARy and RXRa heterodimerize, organotins stimulate both parts of the heterodimer complex.