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Mesh term Amino Acid Motifs

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Protein Structural Elements
Protein Structure, Secondary


Three-dimensional protein structural elements that are composed of a combination of secondary structures. They include HELIX-LOOP-HELIX MOTIFS and ZINC FINGERS. Motifs are typically the most conserved regions of PROTEIN DOMAINS and are critical for domain function. However, the same motif may occur in proteins or enzymes with different functions.

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AAA Domain
AT-Hook Motifs
Ankyrin Repeat
Cystine Knot Motifs
F-Box Motifs
Helix-Loop-Helix Motifs
Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-Based Activation Motif
Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-Based Inhibition Motif
Kazal Motifs
Kelch Repeat
Leucine Zippers
Poly-ADP-Ribose Binding Motif
RNA-Binding Motifs
Sterile Alpha Motif
Tetratricopeptide Repeat
WD40 Repeats
Zinc Fingers

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