What is an unfolded protein called?
Posted August 25, 2021
An unfolded protein is called a random coil. In this conformation, the monomer subunits are oriented randomly. Although each monomer is still bonded to adjacent subunits, it does not have a fixed folding pattern. The name ‘random coil’ refers to the fact that without specific stabilizing interactions, the monomer subunits will randomly attempt all possible conformations.