Is beta-pleated sheet the molecular conformation which dictates formation of helicoidal cuticle?

@article{Iconomidou1999IsBS,
  title={Is beta-pleated sheet the molecular conformation which dictates formation of helicoidal cuticle?},
  author={Vassiliki A. Iconomidou and Judith H. Willis and Stavros J. Hamodrakas},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          285-92
        }
}
Over 100 sequences for cuticular proteins are now available, but there have been no formal analyses of how these sequences might contribute to the helicoidal architecture of cuticle or to the interaction of these proteins with chitin. A secondary structure prediction scheme (Hamodrakas, S.J., 1988. A protein secondary structure prediction scheme for the IBM PC and compatibles. CABIOS 4, 473-477) that combines six different algorithms predicting alpha-helix, beta-strands and beta-turn/loops/coil… CONTINUE READING
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