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What type of bonding helps in stabilising the a-helix structure of proteins ?

What type of bonding helps in stabilising the a-helix structure of proteins ?

Grade:11

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
6 years ago
It's hydrogen bonds between the backbone of the amino acid chain: specifically, it's i, i+4 interactions (where the N-H of one residue bonds to the C=O of another residue 4 amino acids further up the chain).

Hydrophobic interactions (as described by Aaron) are important in alpha helical coiled-coils (where 2 or more alpha helices bind together) - but not in the assembly and stability of a lone alpha helix

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