Irwin Gunsalus

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1912 – 2008

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Who was Irwin Gunsalus?

Irwin C. "Gunny" Gunsalus was an American biochemist who discovered lipoic acid, a vitamin-like substance that has been used as a treatment for chronic liver disease, and pyridoxal phosphate, one of the active forms of vitamin B6. In his role as assistant secretary general at the United Nations, he led the international body's research on genetic engineering.

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Born
Jun 29, 1912
Sully County
Also known as
  • Irwin C. Gunsalus
  • "Gunny" Gunsalus
  • I. C. Gunsalus
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Cornell University
  • South Dakota State University
Died
Oct 25, 2008
Andalusia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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