tertiary structure


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tertiary structure

[′tər·shē‚er·ē ′strək·chər]
(biochemistry)
The characteristic three-dimensional folding of the polypeptide chains in a protein molecule.
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The three-dimensional structure of proteins is a key characteristic and referred as tertiary structure in which linear chains get folded.
This study examines the settlement of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica on conspecific shells and artificial substrata in four laboratory experiments that test settlement responses to (1) within-shell location, (2) variable substratum concavity, (3) substratum orientation relative to incoming flow, and (4) tertiary structure of multishell substrata.
Tertiary structure creating an even more complex structure in three dimensional shapes.
We used software predictions of DMP1 secondary structure and simulations of tertiary structure and found that the amino acid change in rs10019009 leads to changes in SNP function, secondary structure, tertiary conformation, and splice mode.
In order to see if the mutation will affect the tertiary structure of PCSK9, we homology modeled the mutant.
In this study, the monocot mannose-binding lectins, PCL, OJL and LNL, were reported for the tertiary structure and phylogenelic relationship.
Proteins come in three dimensions, and their structure is generally imposed by the secondary and tertiary structure of the peptide chain.
He then shows how this tertiary structure appears in "El curioso impertinente.
Anticalins have several additional advantages over conventional antibodies due to their small size (20 kDa), robust tertiary structure and straight composition that confer high solubility, predictable stability and bacterial manufacturability.
It becomes possible to estimate molecular mass for single-chain species only when the protein calibrators and analytes possess the same tertiary structure, as occurs when denaturing/disulfide-reducing solvents are used, for example (10).
A different scenario is that New Zealand may move towards a dichotomous tertiary structure of teaching universities (mostly undergraduate) and research universities (graduate).
To determine whether the disulfide bonds contribute to the secondary or tertiary structure of this protein, circular dichroism measurements were performed in the presence or absence of a reducing agent (dithiothreitol).