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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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The highest improvement during testings is obtained when 12x12 submatrices, 50 models, and the "Alpha helix propensity", are used.
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.
Position 37, which is occupied by a proline in consensus R5 Vpr, could potentially lead to the formation of a kink and unwinding of the alpha helix at that position.
Moreover, [DELTA]201 NcGRA9-HA, lacking the PEST domain and a hydrophobic alpha helix, was not secreted at all.
For this in silico experiment, we used alpha helices, beta strands, four types of coil regions (BCH: coil between beta strand and alpha helix; HCB: coil between alpha helix and beta strand; BCB: coil between two beta strands; and HCH: coil between two alpha helices), and four types of supersecondary structural motifs (B-BCH-H: beta strand and alpha helix separated by a region of coil; HHCB-B: alpha helix and beta strand separated by the region of coil; B-BCB-B: two beta strands and coil between them; H-HCH-H: two alpha helices and coil between them).
Moreover, those short helical fragments are thought to be able to undergo transitions from 3/10 helix to alpha helix and vice versa [4, 5, 8].
Interface domain located after the residue 360 to the end of the structure which contains four stranded antiparallel beta sheets and one alpha helix. NADPH binding domain residues (Tyr221, Arg222, Arg228/229, Tyr198, Ile199, Met333, Ala365 and Glu202/203) found in LiTR and TcTR well-preserved in the LmTR.
Some students might create pencil-binding domains with multiple loops--these could be considered similar to an alpha helix secondary structure.
This enzyme is a non-specific DNA/RNA nuclease and belongs to a family of nucleases denominated PPa-mefinger, a name based on the disposition of the catalytic site, which comprises two beta sheets and an alpha helix (13).
wt., pi of domain, half-life, instability index, hydropathicity, alpha helix, extended strand, beta turn, random coil stability, analysis of domains were performed and it was observed that mutation of single amino acid has a great affect on the domain structure and stability (Table 3).
An alpha helix, like scotch tape wrapped around a pencil to form a tube, is a common shape seen in proteins, one of the main classes of biological molecules.
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. Here the center is close to numerous seabird colonies, marine mammal concentrations and salmon spawning streams in Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.