secondary structure

secondary structure
Structures produced in polypeptide chains involving interactions between amino acids within the chain. Especially alpha-helical and beta pleated sheet structures. Also applies to the complex folding of nucleic acids as, for example, the clover-leaf structure of tRNA.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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