Predicted Secondary Structure of MAP kinase

This figure represents the secondary structure of MAP kinase.  Blue segments represent alpha helices, while red-striped portions represent beta-pleated sheets.  Green segments indicate turns and black segments with ** indicate coils.  Overall the predicted secondary structure appears to be in agreement with the complex 3-D structure of MAP kinase.  The predicted patterns of alternating alpha helices and beta-pleated sheets are supported by the more complex 3-D representation.  In addition, the secondary structure correctly predicts a small number of widely spaced turns.  Click here to compare the predicted secondary structure with a complex 3-D image of the structure of MAP kinase from Rattus norvegicus.

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