polyproline

[ pol-ee-proh-leen, ‐lin ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈproʊ lin, ‐lɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a sequence of proline residues that tends to form a left-handed helix: polyprolines are widely studied for their function in a broad range of biological processes.

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Origin of polyproline

First recorded in 1950–55; poly- + proline
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