helix

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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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In an alpha-helix, the protein chain is coiled like a loosely-coiled spring.
Alpha-helix rods and folded beta-sheet constructions were clearly visible within the 20 subunits of the APC/C, defining the overall architecture of the complex.
The transmembrane segment, an alpha-helix between amino acids nos.
There are two types of arrangement for secondary structures: the alpha-helix and beta sheets.
In one case, that of a glucocorticoid receptor protein, they found a specific spiral structure -- an alpha-helix -- that appears to spur transcription.