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Helical Wheel Projection

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Visualization of amino acids in an alpha helix viewed from the N or C terminus.

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A helical wheel generated by wheel.pl

It is often useful to visualize the projection of amino acids in an alpha helix viewed from the N or C terminus. Such a view is called a helical wheel. Helical wheels often reveal how certain residues or sites of mutation are enriched on one face of a predicted helix.

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Several sites have web-based software to draw helical wheels


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