beta sheet(redirected from Beta pleated sheet)
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Related to Beta pleated sheet: tertiary structure of protein
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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