- tertiary structure
The third level of structural organization in a macromolecule. The primary structure of a protein (for example) is the amino acid sequence, the secondary structure is the folding of the peptide chain (alpha-helical or beta-pleated), the tertiary structure is the way in which the helices or sheets are folded or arranged to give the three-dimensional structure of the protein. Quaternary structure refers to the arrangement of protomers in a multimeric protein.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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