Christian de Duve and his team continued studying the insulin mechanism-of-action in liver cells, focusing on the enzyme glucose 6-phosphatase, the key enzyme in sugar metabolism ( glycolysis) and the target of insulin.
May 4, 2013 · Christian de Duve Facts Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive. Christian de Duve The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1974 Born: 2 October 1917, Thames Ditton, United Kingdom Died: 4 May 2013, Nethen, Belgium Affiliation at the time of the award: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA; Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
Christian René de Duve, (born October 2, 1917, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England—died May 4, 2013, Nethen, Belgium), Belgian cytologist and biochemist who discovered lysosomes (the digestive organelles of the cell) and peroxisomes (organelles that are the site of metabolic processes involving hydrogen peroxide).
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Christian de Duve George E. Palade Christian de Duve Biographical I was born on October 2nd 1917, in Thames-Ditton, near London. My parents, of Belgian-German extraction, were Belgian nationals who had taken refuge in England during the war.
Jun 19, 2013 · Christian de Duve was one of the few to reach a summit that opened new vistas onto uncharted territories. In 1974, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Albert Claude and...
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Aug 1, 2013 · Christian de Duve, whose laboratory in Louvain discovered lysosomes in 1955 and defined peroxisomes in 1965, died at his home in Nethen, Belgium at the age of 95, on May 4, 2013.
Jan 14, 2023 · He joined The Rockefeller Institute as professor in 1962 and from then split his time between his laboratories in New York and Leuven. In 1974, Dr. de Duve founded the International Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, now known as the de Duve Institute, in Brussels, and he served for several years as its president.