This Biography is about one of the best Biochemist Vincent du Vigneaud including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Vincent du Vigneaud|
|Real Name||Vincent du Vigneaud|
|Personal life of Vincent du Vigneaud|
|Born on||18 May 1901|
|Died At Age||77|
|Born in||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Died on||11 December 1978|
|place of death||Ithaca, New York, USA|
|Family Background of Vincent du Vigneaud|
|Father||Alfred J. du Vigneaud|
|Children||Vincent, Jr., Marilyn Renee Brown|
|Education||University of Rochester|
|Awards||Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1948) Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1955) Willard Gibbs Award (1956)|
|Personal Fact of Vincent du Vigneaud|
Vincent du Vigneaud was an American biochemist who was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 for isolating and synthesizing two hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin, both of which are classically considered to be associated with the posterior pituitary. While the former acts as a prime agent in effecting uterine contractions and lactation, the latter arouses blood pressure by contraction of arterioles and also stimulates water retention. The chemical structure of the two hormones were also analysed by him and his team. He was the first in the field to synthesize a protein hormone that is oxytocin.
He also achieved path-breaking success by synthesizing penicillin. His other scientific endeavours included identifying the chemical structure of the peptide hormone insulin and the sulfur-bearing biotin. Throughout his career he held several significant positions. He remained Head of the Biochemistry Department of the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. He served the Cornell University Medical College, New York City for almost three decades and held positions of Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry.
He also served Cornell University in Ithaca, New York as a Professor of Chemistry. Apart from the Nobel Prize he received several other awards and medals including Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research from the American Public Health Association in 1948 and the Passano Award from the Passano Foundation in 1955.
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