Antiparallel strand | definition of antiparallel strand by Medical dictionary
a macromolecular strand that is oriented in the opposite direction of a neighboring strand.
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When the guanine tracts are oriented in opposite directions, the edgewise or diagonal loops link two antiparallel strands
to form an antiparallel G-quadruplex .
This regularity along two long antiparallel strands
leads to the famous, repeating "double helix" structure of DNA familiar to everyone.