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secondary structure

n.
The three-dimensional structure of the polypeptide backbone of a protein (such as alpha helix, beta sheet, and coil patterns), or the sugar-phosphate backbone of a nucleic acid (such as the double helix pattern of DNA).
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Physicochemical analysis and secondary structure prediction
The peak positions, corresponding to the secondary structure of the proteins, were identified using the second derivative spectra and used to initialize the best fit of the amide I band in the abovementioned spectral range.
For detail annotation of GDF11 from Oryctolagus cuniculus, the mature segment of GDF11 was analyzed using different bioinformatics online tools for its physicochemical properties and secondary structure predictions.
Computational analysis of the genome showed 6 transcriptionally active pseudogenes that can produce stable mRNA secondary structure compared to their functional parents.
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.
Results: The secondary structure of soybean meal protein was an important factor in the nutritional value.
Related changes in primary and secondary structure were analysed after a 9-day time lapse after irradiation showing considerable variations in the monitored parameters.
Variations in the 3'UTR might change the mRNA secondary structure and are identified to be accountable for human diseases [28].
In Section 3.1, the sentence "The modeled SoxC structure is well illustrated in Figure 1 with red, cyan, and magenta shades representing [beta]-sheets, [alpha]-helices, and interspersing coils, respectively" should be changed to "The modeled SoxC structure is well illustrated in magenta shades in Figure 1 with prominent secondary structure conformations ([beta]-sheets, [alpha]-helices, and interspersing coils)." In Section 3.2, the sentence "The entire protein was interspersed with coil regions.
The Secondary structure refers to the arrangement of connections within the amino acid groups to form three different structured classes (H, E, and C) [3].
The importance of miRNA neighbouring regions where the DCL1 enzyme starts cleaving has been already experimentally confirmed on the secondary structure level [20, 33-38].