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Molten Globule

  1. Anthony L Fink

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003007



How to Cite

Fink, A. L. 2001. Molten Globule. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Molten globules are compact, partially folded conformations of proteins that have near-native compactness, substantial secondary structure, little detectable tertiary structure and increased solvent-exposed hydrophobic surface area relative to the native state.


  • partially folded intermediate;
  • protein folding;
  • protein conformation;
  • protein structure