Fibrous vs Globular Proteins

There are two main classes of protein tertiary structure:

  • Fibrous proteins are generally composed of long and narrow strands and have a structural role (they are something)
  • Globular proteins generally have a more compact and rounded shape and have functional roles (they do something)

Differences Between Fibrous and Globular Proteins 

fibrous vs globular table

Mnemonic: SPADES

Structural Comparison of Fibrous and Globular Proteins

fibrous vs globular protein