alpha helix definition

  • noun:
    • A common structure of proteins, described as a single, spiral chain of proteins stabilized by hydrogen bonds.
    • another framework present in many proteins, where in fact the proteins tend to be arranged in a coil, or helix, with minimal free space inside and all side chains being pointed towards exterior.
    • a standard structure of proteins, described as just one, spiral string of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds.
    • another construction found in numerous proteins, where proteins tend to be arranged in a coil, or helix, with minimal free-space on the inside and all side chains becoming directed to the outside.
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