The three-dimensional structure of a protein that is often key to its enzyme function. The structure of a protein is characterized in four ways: The primary structure is the order of the different amino acids in a protein chain, whereas the secondary structure consists of the geometry of chain segments in forms such as helices or sheets. The tertiary structure describes how a protein folds in on itself; the quaternary structure of a protein describes how different protein chains hook up with each other.
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In front of this strange structure are two blank-faced, well-dressed models showing off the latest in European minimalism.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One blames black Americans as a race; the other, racism as a social structure.
This is not because of bad leaders, or polarized politics, but because of a governing structure that is fatally flawed.
And the chord structure, for those of you who play an instrument, is unexpected and worth checking out.
According to a military spokesperson, Boko Haram had built a “female wing” in its command structure.
But dwelling means a special kind of structure—a building occupied by man—a place to live in.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The building, a mosque-like structure of considerable size, was situated in the midst of a grove of mango trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I had no sooner stepped upon the frail structure when it suddenly and unaccountably gave way in the middle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In ordinary work, however, it is safer to base the distinction upon size than upon structure.
They combine the fixing with the staining process, and stain differentially every normal and abnormal structure in the blood.