In chemistry, it applies to molecules made of five monomers.
In biochemistry, it applies to macromolecules, in particular to pentameric proteins, made of five proteic sub-units.
In microbiology, a pentamer is one of the proteins composing the polyhedral protein shell that encloses the bacterial micro-compartments known as carboxysomes.
In immunology, an MHC Pentamer is a reagent used to detect antigen-specific CD8+ T cells.
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- penta prefix
- -mer suffix
- Pentamerous Metamorphosis, an album by Global Communication
- Pentamery (botany), a characteristic of plants having five petals (pentamerous flowers).
- Pentamerous can also refer to animals, such as crinoids
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