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sec·on·dar·y struc·ture

the localized arrangement in space of regions of a biopolymer; often these types of structures are regular and recurring along one dimension, for example, the α-helix often found in proteins.

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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The secondary structure assignment was done using the DSSP (Dictionary of Secondary Structures of Proteins) algorithm [20], which distinguishes between the eight secondary structure classes.
The secondary structure of the blend film was determined using infrared spectroscopy.
Sequence and secondary structure comparisons of ITS rDNA in mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae).
CD and IR spectral data indicate no significant changes in secondary structure induced by TQ binding (Fig.
The extended strands and random coils constitute the interlaced domain of the main part of the secondary structure.
He found that carcinogens trigger the unwinding of the cancer DNA's secondary structure by successively and randomly attaching to vulnerable sites in purified cancer DNA.
The new images show that the tall building is gone, but they still show a secondary structure and a pumping station on the Euphrates.
In order to probe the structure of the peptide when bound to the different surfaces, the team examined the amide 1 (carbonyl) and amide A (NH) resonances in the IR spectra, which are indicative of the secondary structure of the peptide.
Effect of drawing of the SPI film on the secondary structure of soy protein was investigated by ATR-FTIR.
The secondary structure is a local region of organized structure and is heavily impacted by hydrogen bonds.
The secondary structure of the 5' UTR of K251176-02, determined by the MfoM program of Zuker and Turner (http://mfold2.
We compare this remarkable sequence to those from a range of other spiders and arachnids, and develop base-pairing models of its insert regions to determine its overall secondary structure.