Anfinsen, Christian Boehmer


1916–1995 American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner who related the biological activity of enzymes to amino acid sequences and their conformation.

Keywords: proteins; enzymes; ribonuclease

Further Reading

Anfinsen CB, Sela M and Tritsch H (1956) Method for the specific proteolytic cleavage of protein chains. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 65: 156–163.

Anfinsen CB, Sela M and White FH (1959) The Molecular Basis of Evolution. New York: Wiley.

Anfinsen CB (1973) Principles that govern the folding of protein chains. Science 181: 223–230.

James LK (ed.) (1993) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992, pp. 532–537. Washington DC: American Chemical Society.

Magill FN (ed.) (1990) The Nobel Prize Winners. Chemistry, vol. 3, pp. 885–895. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Mecoli‐Kamp C (1998) Christian Anfinsen. In: Krapp KM (ed.) Notable Twentieth‐Century Scientists, pp. 9–11. Detroit, MI: Gale Research.

Wasson T (1987) Nobel Prize Winners, pp. 24–26. New York: HW Wilson.

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Brock, WH(Apr 2001) Anfinsen, Christian Boehmer. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002728]