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Hydrophobicity Plots

  1. Mark SP Sansom

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003042



How to Cite

Sansom, M. S. 2001. Hydrophobicity Plots. eLS. .

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  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Hydrophobicity plots are used to identify sequences of amino acids in proteins that form transmembrane helices – parts of the protein that span the lipid membrane. This information can be used to aid determination of the structure of membrane proteins.


  • membrane proteins;
  • computer prediction;
  • α helices;
  • hydrophobicity;
  • amphipathic