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Descriptor English: Protein Conformation
Descriptor Spanish: Conformación Proteica
Descriptor Portuguese: Conformação Proteica
Descriptor French: Conformation des protéines
Entry term(s): Conformation, Protein
Conformations, Protein
Protein Conformations
Tree number(s): G02.111.570.820.709
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011487
Scope note: 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).
Annotation: IM general; coord NIM with specific protein; peptide conformation = PEPTIDES or specific peptide (IM) + PROTEIN CONFORMATION (NIM); index protein architecture here or under its specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Proteins (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72
DeCS ID: 11932
Unique ID: D011487
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Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Protein Conformation - Preferred
Concept UI M0017853
Scope note 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).
Preferred term Protein Conformation
Entry term(s) Conformation, Protein
Conformations, Protein
Protein Conformations



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