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Synonyms for helix

Synonyms for helix

a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle

a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

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Berger's team took up the challenge of predicting which lengths of amino acids within P22 tailspike would fold into beta helices.
The design of the quadrafilar helix is based on the concept of four helices operating in a quadrature phase separation, that is, [Delta][Phi] = [+ or 1](m - 1)[Pi]/4, where m is the helix number.
A comparison showed that the optimally packed computer-generated helices closely matched the specific twists and diameters of helices in proteins.
The antenna consists of two axial-mode helices, approximately 0.
12] measurements were made on 2 helices spaced S inches apart.
Chains of these linked pyridine twins spontaneously braid into double helices around copper ions.
Past optical microscopy had suggested that the contracting myosin and actin are arranged in helices, but this view has not been widely accepted.