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Keyword - Coiled coil (KW-0175)

Definition

Protein which contains at least one coiled coil domain, a type of secondary structure composed of two or more alpha helices which entwine to form a cable structure. In proteins, the helical cables serve a mechanical role in forming stiff bundles of fibres.

Synonyms

  • Heptad repeat pattern

Category

Domain

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DomainCoiled coil