random coil


random coil
A term originally invented by polymer chemists to describe a disordered tangle of a linear polymer chain with curved sections. In DNA parlance the random coil refers to the structure that results from melting or other forms of separation of the double helix, ie. helix-coil transition.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • random coil — random coil. См. случайная спираль. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • Coil — Winding redirects here. For other uses, see Winding (disambiguation). For other uses, see Coil (disambiguation). A coil is a series of loops. A coiled coil is a structure in which the coil itself is in turn also looping. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • coil — 1. A spiral or series of loops. 2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna. 3. A spiral …   Medical dictionary

  • Helix-coil transition model — Helix coil transition models are formalized techniques in statistical mechanics developed to describe conformations of linear polymers in solution. The models are usually but not exclusively applied to polypeptides as a measure of the relative… …   Wikipedia

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