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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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The alpha helix ([alpha]-helix) is a common modified in the secondary structure of proteins and it is a right hand coiled or spiral conformation (helix) in which every backbone N-H group donates a hydrogen bond to the backbone C=O group of the amino acid located three or four residues earlier along the protein sequence.
In the alpha helix there is hydrogen bonding between the hydrogen on the nitrogen and the oxygen on the carbonyl carbon within the same sheet.
Later, when the first globular proteins were finally solved by X-ray crystallography, they revealed that the alpha helix was, in fact, a widespread motif in the folding of many proteins.
Located in Seward, the center sits on a seven-acre waterfront site adjacent to the school's Institute of Marine Science, Seward Marine Center, a marine laboratory and home port of Alaska's oceanographic vessel, Alpha Helix.
The R/V Alpha Helix would arrive at a location, and teams of divers and intertidal ecologists would burst forth to don our diving equipment, gather our sampling gear, and deploy inflatable boats and whalers.
Kemia applies its medicinal chemistry experience to create proprietary chemistries for two large and yet underdeveloped classes of small molecule drug opportunities -- alpha helix interactions and allosteric kinase inhibitors.
A tug on the protein made it lengthen by 3 nano-meters, just the amount one would expect when something the size of an alpha helix unfolds from the barrel.
Kemia applies proprietary chemistries and medicinal chemistry experience to two large and as yet underdeveloped classes of small molecule drug opportunities -- alpha helix interactions and allosteric kinase inhibitors.
In an alpha helix, amino acids coil into a spiral, with 3.
Our strengths apply to two large and as yet underdeveloped classes of small molecule drug opportunities -- alpha helix interactions and allosteric kinase inhibition.