Which of the following would probably not be affected when a protein is denatured?
- the folded shape of the protein
- tertiary structure
- secondary structure
- quaternary structure
- primary structure
Denaturation affects the tertiary structure of a protein as well as having the potential to alter the R-groups involved in secondary folding. The primary structure of amino acid sequencing stands to be the least likely to be affected by changes in pH or temperature.