Intrinsically Disordered Protein
Some proteins are intrinsically unstructured/natively disordered
in order best to support their functions.
- ~10% of proteins are predicted to be fully disordered.
Examples (bound to structured proteins):
- ~40% of eukaryotic proteins have at least one long (>50 residues)
- A database of disordered proteins (DisProt)
and disordered structure prediction servers
GlobProt) are available.
Eric Martz, University of Massachusetts, 2003 (last updated 2005).