Subunit vs Protomer - What's the difference?

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In context|biochemistry|lang=en terms the difference between subunit and protomer

is that subunit is (biochemistry) a protein subunit while protomer is (biochemistry) any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein.

As nouns the difference between subunit and protomer

is that subunit is any subdivision of a larger unit while protomer is (chemistry) any prototropic tautomer or protomer can be (biochemistry) any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein.

subunit

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any subdivision of a larger unit
  • (biochemistry) A protein subunit
  • 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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