The conformational arrangement (α[email protected]@, β-pleated sheet, etc.) of the @[email protected] segments of a macromolecule such as a polypeptide chain of a protein without regard to the @[email protected] of the side chains or the relationship to other segments.
See also:
primary structure
tertiary structure
quaternary structure
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193. (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2218 [Terms] [Paper]