Theorell, Axel Hugo Theodor


Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell (1903–1982) was a Swedish biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate (1955), who primarily studied enzymatic oxidation processes. He is best known for his work on cell‐respiration oxidation product at the time known as ‘the yellow ferment’, myoglobin, and alcohol dehydrogenases in the liver. In 1936 he became the first director of the section for biochemisty at the newly established Medical Nobel Institute at the Karolinska Institutet (KI), and a full professor at the KI in 1959.

Keywords: Hugo Theorell; biochemistry; enzyme oxidation; Nobel Prize; Karolinska Institutet; Nobel Institute; electrophoresis

Further Reading

Theorell Hugo (1964) Biography, Nobel Lectures: Physiology or Medicine 1942–1962. Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing Company.

Theorell Hugo (1977) Växlande vindar. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.

Lagerkvist Ulf (1992) Denna långt försvunna stund. Stockholm: Brombergs.

Ljungstrom Olof (2010) Amnessprangarna: Karolinska Institutet och Rockfeller Foundation 1930–1945. Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet University Press.

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Ljungstrom, Olof, and Normark, Daniel(May 2011) Theorell, Axel Hugo Theodor. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002930]