Medical Definition of Leucine zippers

1. Domains in DNA-binding proteins that contain amino acid sequences that show periodic arrays of leucine residues. These residues exist in an alpha-helical conformation, with the leucine side chains extending from one alpha helix interdigitating with those displayed from a similar alpha helix of a second polypeptide, facilitating dimerization. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucine Zippers

leucemic
leuch
leuchaemia
leuchen
leuchæmia
leucin
leucinal
leucine
leucine-induced hypoglycaemia
leucine-tRNA ligase
leucine acetyltransferase
leucine aminopeptidase
leucine dehydrogenase
leucine hypoglycaemia
leucine zipper
leucine zippers (current term)
leucines
leucinic
leucinol
leucinopine
leucinosis
leucins
leucinuria
leucism
leucistic
leucite
leucites
leucitic
leucitoid
leucitoids

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