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alpha helix

n.
A secondary structure of proteins, characterized by a single, spiral chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds.

[From alpha-form, the form taken by unstretched protein molecules.]

al′pha-hel′i·cal (-hĕl′ĭ-kəl, -hē′lĭ-) adj.

alpha helix

n
(Biochemistry) biochem a helical conformation of a polypeptide chain, found abundantly in the structure of proteins

al′pha he′lix


n.
the spatial configuration of many protein molecules in which the polypeptide backbone is stabilized by hydrogen bonds between amino acids in successive helical turns.
[1950–55]
Translations
alfa uzvojnica
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