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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The secondary structure of a polypeptide is the way a small part, fairly near in the polypeptide sequence, curls up into an alpha helix or beta pleated sheets, or sometimes even no structured shape at all.
The secondary protein structure a polypeptide is the small part and polypeptide sequence, curls up into an alpha helix or beta pleated sheets. Tertiary structure creating an even more complex structure in three dimensional shapes.