Schematic diagram of hairpin region

Figure of short beta-hairpin
Figure of medium beta-hairpin

Four hairpin class from A to D are following to Sibanda et al. The length of beta-hairpin, m, is equal to n-2 in a kinked base and n-1 in an extended base. Orange circles represent a beta-bulge at the (n-1)st position in a kinked base. Red circles represent the key residues to identify the tendency to form beta-hairpin by rule iv. Green circle represents the key residue to identify it when m = 5. Dotted arrows represent the hydrogen bonds. j is an integer larger than zero.

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