# Turns in beta-alpha-beta loops (protein motifs)

In the context of protein secondary structure, do the loops between strand and helix in a beta-alpha-beta motif form into the conformation known as a beta turn?

• Why is this on hold as unclear? Both Beta-Alpha-Beta motifs and beta turns are well defined concepts. This is also quite a frequent source of confusion, as the names are similar enough that many students assume that beta-turns are only associated with BAB units. Of course, it's on the edge of chemistry, and more structural bioinformatics... – gilleain Jan 8 '16 at 17:38
• I thought I vtc'ed as homework, but I can't remember any more. I will try and edit later to improve the quality of the question. – orthocresol Jan 9 '16 at 4:22
• @gilleain It's easy to close this question as off-topic. The explanation you gave should probably be in the body, so that people who are not familiar with proteins would at least have an understanding as from where any confusion is coming from. In its current form the question is only helping people who already know the answer, hence don't need the question. // I downvoted, but I will not dequeue the question. Please edit the question to give some more context. – Martin - マーチン Jan 9 '16 at 9:24