Amino acid propensities are position-dependent throughout the length of alpha-helices.

The 20 commonly occurring amino acids have been shown to have distinct position-dependent, helix-forming propensities near the ends of alpha-helices. Here, we show that the amino acids also have very strong position-dependent propensities throughout the length of a helix. Most helices are amphiphilic, and they have a strong tendency to both begin and end on… CONTINUE READING