superhelical


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su·per·he·lix

 (so͞o′pər-hē′lĭks)
n. pl. su·per·he·lix·es or su·per·hel·i·ces (hĕl′ĭ-sēz′, hē′lĭ-)
A structure in which a helix is itself coiled into a helix, as in a DNA supercoil.

su′per·hel′i·cal (-hĕl′ĭ-kəl, -hē′lĭ-) adj.
su′per·hel′i·cal·ly adv.
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superhelical

(ˌsuːpəˈhɛlɪkəl)
adj
of, relating to, or consisting of a superhelix
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The primary target of moxifloxacin is DNA gyrase, an essential bacterial enzyme that maintains superhelical twists in DNA.
The superhelical state of intracellular DNA is regulated by the actions of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase I, which removes DNA super helical twists but is not inhibited by quinolones.