beta-sheet

noun
be·​ta-sheet | \ -ˌshēt How to pronounce beta-sheet (audio) \

Medical Definition of beta-sheet

: the structural arrangement of many proteins in which two or more short regions of the polypeptide chain align adjacently and are stabilized by hydrogen bonds into sheets with a pleated or accordionlike appearance

called also beta-pleated sheet

— compare alpha-helix

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“Beta-sheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/beta-sheet. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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