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Protein Structure, Secondary

The level of protein structure in which regular hydrogen-bond interactions within contiguous stretches of polypeptide chain give rise to ALPHA-HELICES; BETA-STRANDS (which align to form BETA-SHEETS), or other types of coils. This is the first folding level of protein conformation.

Year introduced: 1993

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.570.820.709.600

MeSH Unique ID: D017433

Entry Terms:

  • Secondary Protein Structure
  • Protein Structures, Secondary
  • Secondary Protein Structures
  • Structure, Secondary Protein
  • Structures, Secondary Protein

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