Definition of secondary structure in English:

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secondary structure

noun

Biochemistry
The local three-dimensional structure of sheets, helices, or other forms adopted by a polynucleotide or polypeptide chain, due to electrostatic attraction between neighbouring residues.
Example sentences
  • This indicates that the secondary structure at helices C and H is preserved upon adsorption to the lipid bilayer.
  • The secondary structure of all three proteins comprises [alpha] helices as well as [beta] sheets.
  • In general, the secondary structure of the individual helices is very well conserved.

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