Q. 144.4( 15 Votes )

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

Answer :

The stability of α-helix structure is due to intramolecular hydrogen bonding between –NH and –CO groups of polypeptide chain. The α-helix is known as 3.613 because each turn of α-helix contains approximately 3.6 amino acids and a 13-membered ring is formed by hydrogen bonding.


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