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  • propeptide
  • The propeptide of pulmonary surfactant C has an N-terminal alpha-helical segment whose suggested function was stabilization of the protein structure, since the latter can irreversibly transform from its native alpha-helical structure to beta-sheet aggregates and form amyloid fibrils. (wikipedia.org)
  • Structure and influence on stability and activity of the N-terminal propeptide part of lung surfactant protein C". FEBS J. 273 (5): 926-35. (wikipedia.org)