hairpin loop

A region in one strand of a polynucleotide which, due to an inverted repeat in the sequence, may under appropriate conditions fold back on itself and form a limited segment of double-stranded DNA with a loop at one end.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • loop — 1. A sharp curve or complete bend in a vessel, cord, or other cylindrical body, forming an oval or circular ring. SEE ALSO: ansa. 2. A wire (usually of platinum or nichrome) fixed into a handle at one end and bent into a circle at the other,… …   Medical dictionary

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  • hairpin valve spring — A valve spring formed from a wire or metal strip bent to form two levers emanating from a half loop or coil; used on some classic cars and bikes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Stem-loop — intramolecular base pairing is a pattern that can occur in single stranded DNA or, more commonly, in RNA. The structure is also known as a hairpin or hairpin loop. It occurs when two regions of the same molecule, usually palindromic (reads the… …   Wikipedia

  • Stem-loop — Beispiel für eine RNA Haarnadelstruktur. Intramolekulare Basenpaarungen, die eine Haarnadelstruktur (engl. stem loop) bilden, kommen in einsträngiger DNA und häufiger in RNA vor. Handelt es sich um eine kurze Schleife, werden auch die Begriffe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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