beta sheet

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beta sheet

n.
A secondary structure that occurs in many proteins and consists of two or more parallel adjacent polypeptide chains arranged in such a way that hydrogen bonds can form between the chains. Also called beta pleated sheet, pleated sheet.

[From beta-form, the form taken by a protein molecule after it has been stretched.]
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A beta pleated sheet is a form of shape where the bonds create a kinked shape, and attract across the space.
The secondary protein structure a polypeptide is the small part and polypeptide sequence, curls up into an alpha helix or beta pleated sheets.