beta sheet

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A form of secondary structure in proteins in which extended polypeptide chains lie parallel to each other and are linked by hydrogen bonds between the N-H and C=O groups (see illustration). Beta sheets occur in many globular proteins and link polypeptides of the same type in certain fibrous proteins, including fibroin (the protein of silk).

Beta sheet

Subjects: Chemistry.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.