Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Pastore, A. and Lesk, A. M. 2006. Protein Structure. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The great variety of structures and functions of proteins found in humans and other organisms conceals an underlying unity in chemical structure. All proteins share a common repetitive main chain, while differences in the sequences of side chains give proteins their differences in structure and function.
- secondary structure (α helix, β sheet);
- tertiary structure;
- protein folding;
- folding pattern;
- modular protein