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Proline is one of the twenty amino acids that are used by living organisms as a building block of proteins. Technically, proline is an imino acid, as it contains no amino group.

In proteins, proline can act as a structural disruptor for α helices, and as a turning point in β sheets. Multiple prolines in a row can create a proline helix.

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See also : biochemistry

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