Coiled coils: new structures and new functions

Trends Biochem Sci. 1996 Oct;21(10):375-82.


Over the past five years, the structures of more than 20 proteins containing coiled-coil domains have been solved to high resolution. This has provided many new insights into the structure of coiled coils, their discontinuities, their relationship with other helical bundles and the problems connected with their prediction from protein sequences.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Databases, Factual
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Protein Conformation*
  • Protein Structure, Secondary
  • Proteins / chemistry*


  • Proteins

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