Guillemin, Roger Charles Louis


1924–French‐born American endocrinologist and Nobel Prize winner who discovered the releasing hormone of hypothalamus.

Keywords: peptide hormones; endorphine; neuroendocrinology; hypothalamus; somatostatin; TRF; CRF

Further Reading

Guillemin R (1955) The release of cortico‐tropin by anterior pituitary tissue. Canadian Journal of Biochemistry 33: 408.

Guillemin R (1972) The hormones of the hypothalamus. Scientific American (November): 24–33.

Guillemin R and Locke W (1972) The Hypothalamus and Pituitary in Health and Disease. Springfield, IL: Thomas.

Guillemin R (1992) Peptides in the brain: the new endocrinology of the neuron. Nobel Lectures Physiology or Medicine 1971–1980, pp. 357–397. Singapore: World Scientific.

McCann SM (1988) Saga of the discovery of hypothalamic releasing and inhibiting hormones. In: McCann SM (ed.) Endocrinology: People and Ideas. Bethesda, MD: American Psychological Society.

Meites J (1978) Pioneers in Neuroendocrinology II. New York: Plenum Press.

Sherman L (1990) Roger Charles Louis Guillemin. In: Fox DM, Meldrum M and Rezak I (eds) Nobel Laureates in Medicine and Physiology: A Biographical Dictionary, pp. 219–224. New York: Garland.

Wade N (1981) The Nobel Duel. New York: Garden City.

Wasson T (1987) Nobel Prize Winners, pp. 399–401. New York: HW Wilson.

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Brock, WH(Apr 2001) Guillemin, Roger Charles Louis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002808]