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Search Results for: alpha-helix

Alpha-helix

Definition noun, plural: alpha helices A right-handed coiled conformation common in many proteins in which the resulting... Read More

Chemical Composition of the Body

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology, it is important to have an understanding of the chemical... Read More

Tropocollagen

Definition noun, plural: tropocollagens A single collagen molecule; a molecular structure that makes up a collagen fiber,... Read More

Beta barrel

Definition noun, plural: beta barrels A large β-sheet that twists and coils to form a closed structure where the first... Read More

Transmembrane protein

Definition noun, plural: transmembrane proteins A protein that spans the entire biological... Read More

Collagen

Definition noun Any from a class of glycoproteins that form the collagenous (white) fibers, especially those that occur in... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Secondary structure

Definition noun A structure of a biological molecule characterized by the local folding within the biopolymer as a result... Read More

Collagen fiber

Definition of collagen fiber Collagen fiber is the fiber in the extracellular matrix of connective tissues characterized... Read More