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helix in Maths topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhelixhe‧lix /ˈhiːlɪks/ noun (plural helices /-ləsiːz/) [countable]  technicalAVHM a line that curves and rises around a central line syn spiral double helix
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helixThe twisting of the chain into a helix is a large number of small twists by the individual amino acids.A helix is any line in which the curvature and torsion measured anywhere and everywhere are in a constant proportion.This is similar to the commonly observed phosphate-binding sites at helix termini in other proteins and, in particular, other repressor-operator complexes.The eastbound helix coiled against the sky like a giant concrete snail.Similar principles apply to helices: A right handed helix, moving forward, is anticlockwise and aggressive.A right handed helix, moving away, is the departure of a friend.These residues lie 25-30 away from Lys 69 and Arg73 in the recognition helix.The spiral and its three dimensional expression, the helix, have a handedness that is intrinsic.