secondary structure

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secondary structure

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ′strək·chər]
(biochemistry)
The conformation of a protein or peptide molecule with respect to nearest-neighbor amino acids.
(geology)
A structure such as a fault, fold, or joint resulting from tectonic movement that started after the rock in which it is found was emplaced.
(paleontology)
A coarse structure usually between the thin sheets in the protective wall of a tintinnid.
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Leng, Buchanan, and Nicholas (1993) developed a CBR architecture for predicting the secondary structure of proteins.
Examples of qualitative characterization include monitoring the oxidation of edible oil, potato chips, frying oil quality, determining secondary structure of proteins and monitoring proteolysis and lipolysis during cheese ripening.
PepTool and GeneTool offer scientists a single environment in which to rapidly search public and proprietary databases, probe sequence homologies, access functional information, align multiple sequences and predict the secondary structure of proteins.