collagen helix

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col·la·gen he·lix

An extended left-handed helix the formation of which results from the high levels of glycyl, l-propyl,, and l-hydroxyprolyl residues present in the collagens. There are 3.3 amino acids per turn of the helix. Three of those left-handed helices form a triple superhelix that is right-handed.
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These covalent cross-links are di-, tri-, and tetrafunctional and further stabilize the collagen helix [6].