Feodor Lynen

April 6th

  • German biochemist who shared (with Konrad Bloch) the 1964 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his research “concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.”
  • These processes comprise series of reactions with a great number of individual steps.
  • Providing this detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of lipid metabolism makes possible addressing medical problems related to them.

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