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 Luis F. Leloir Aguirre

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Luis F. Leloir Aguirre Famous memorial

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death
2 Dec 1987 (aged 81)
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Burial
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Memorial ID
6997182 View Source

Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1970 for his discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates. Leloir, working in simple circumstances isolated uridine diphosphate glucosa and showed that it was incorporated into glycogen in the presence of a liver enzyme. He also worked out the mechanism of sinthesis of starch. Leloir's discoveries (that the sugar nucleotides are principal autors in interconversion of sugars and polysacharide formation) led to additional research in carbohydrate metabolism and on the medical implications of the discoveries.

Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1970 for his discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates. Leloir, working in simple circumstances isolated uridine diphosphate glucosa and showed that it was incorporated into glycogen in the presence of a liver enzyme. He also worked out the mechanism of sinthesis of starch. Leloir's discoveries (that the sugar nucleotides are principal autors in interconversion of sugars and polysacharide formation) led to additional research in carbohydrate metabolism and on the medical implications of the discoveries.

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  • Added: 7 Dec 2002
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