Heptad repeat

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Medical Definition of Heptad repeat

Heptad repeat: A type of tandem repeat sequence in which a group of seven aminoacids occurs many times in a protein sequence. Heptad repeats are characteristic of certain proteins such as the intermediate filament proteins.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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