Protomer vs Capsomere - What's the difference?

protomer | capsomere |


As nouns the difference between protomer and capsomere

is that protomer is (chemistry) any prototropic tautomer or protomer can be (biochemistry) any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein while capsomere is any of the individual protein subunits of a viral capsid.

protomer

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any prototropic tautomer.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) Any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein.
  • Derived terms
    * interprotomer

    References

    *OED 2nd edition 1989

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    capsomere

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of the individual protein subunits of a viral capsid
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