Porter, Rodney Robert


1917–1985 British biochemist and immunologist who determined the chemical structure of an antibody.

Keywords: proteins; antibodies; antigens; immunoglobulin; Edelman; Milstein

Further Reading

Porter RR (1973) Defence and Recognition. Baltimore MD: University Park Press.

Porter RR (1973) Structural studies of immunoglobulins. Les Prix Nobel en 1972, pp. 174–183. Stockholm: Imprimirie Royale, PA Norstedt & Söner.

Porter RR (1976) Chemical Aspects of Immunology. Burlington, NC: Carolina Biological Supply.

Daintith J, Mitchells S, Gjertsen D and Tootile E (eds) (1994) Biographical Dictionary of Scientists, 2nd edn. Bristol: Institute of Physics.

Fox DM, Meldrum M and Rezak I (eds) (1990) Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology: a Biographical Dictionary. New York: Garland.

Perry SV (1981) Rodney Robert Porter. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 33: 445–489.

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Coley, Noel G(Apr 2001) Porter, Rodney Robert. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002896]