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Protein Conformation

The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).

Year introduced: 1972

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.570.820.709

MeSH Unique ID: D011487

Entry Terms:

  • Conformation, Protein
  • Conformations, Protein
  • Protein Conformations

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