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Helix turn helix

Helix turn helix

(Science: molecular biology) a motif associated with transcription factors, allowing them to bind to and recognise specific dna sequences. Two amphipathic _ helices are separated by a short sequence with a _ sheet. One helix lies across the major groove of the dna, while the recognition helix enters the major groove and interacts with specific bases. An example in drosophila is the homeotic gene fushi tarazu, that binds to the sequence TCAATTAAATGA. Not the same as helix loop helix.

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What is a non-integral repeat in an alpha helix?

What exactly is a non-integral repeat in an alpha helix and how does it arise? I was doing a question: An a helix is a form of protein secondary structure with 3.6 residues per turn of helix. The non-integral repeat arises because it: a) allows the formation of base ...

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by qwertyqwerty
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What is a non-integral repeat in an alpha helix?
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Re: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

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by Findthesoul
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
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Biochemistry/ Proteins & Amino Acids

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by SimplyMe
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Topic: Biochemistry/ Proteins & Amino Acids
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DNA structure questions (simple)

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by doctobe
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA structure questions (simple)
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Re: Hair and DNA

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by AngieJ2118
Mon May 05, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
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