Bloch, Konrad Emil


1912– German‐born American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner who worked on the biosynthesis of cholesterol.

Keywords: cholesterol; lipids; squalene; acetyl coenzyme A

Further Reading

Bloch KE (1943) Biological conversion of cholesterol into cholic acid. Journal of Biological Chemistry 149: 511–517.

Bloch KE (1944) The utilization of AcOH for fatty acid synthesis. Journal of Biological Chemistry 154: 31–12.

Bloch KE (1953) Biosynthesis of squalene. Journal of Biological Chemistry 200: 129–134.

Bloch KE (1960) Lipid Metabolism. New York: Wiley.

Bloch KE (1972) The biological synthesis of cholesterol. Nobel Lectures Physiology or Medicine, pp. 73–102. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Magner LN (1990) Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology, Fox DM (ed.), pp. 51–56. New York: Garland.

Sourkes TL (1967) Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine and Physiology 1901–1965, pp. 421–431. New York: Abelard‐Schumann.

Wasson T (1987) Nobel Prize Winners, pp. 104–105. New York: HW Wilson.

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Brock, WH(Apr 2001) Bloch, Konrad Emil. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002740]