Christian Anfinsen Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Christian Anfinsen Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other


This Biography is about one of the best Biochemist Christian Anfinsen including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Christian Anfinsen
Real Name Christian Anfinsen
Profession Biochemists
Famous as Biochemist
Nationality American
Personal life of Christian Anfinsen
Born on 26 March 1916
Birthday 26th March
Died At Age 79
Sun Sign Aries
Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania
Died on 14 May 1995
Place of death Randallstown, Maryland
Family Background of Christian Anfinsen
Father Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Sr
Mother Sophie Rasmussen Anfinsen
Spouses/Partners Florence Bernice Kenenger, Libby Esther Shulman Ely
Children Carol, Margot, Christian, Mark, Tobie, Daniel, David
Education Swarthmore College (BA, 1937), University of Pennsylvania (MS, 1939), Harvard Medical School (PhD, 1943)
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1972)
Personal Fact of Christian Anfinsen

Christian Boehmer Anfinsen was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work on the structure of enzymes and the relationship between enzyme functions and the amino acid sequence. He shared the prize with two other American scientists, William Howard Stein and Stanford Moore. From his experiments on the  ribonuclease enzyme he came to the conclusion that the information regarding the tertiary structure of the enzyme is contained in the sequential structure of the amino acids present along the protein chain.

His work led to the understanding of the causes of many diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, mad cow disease, cystic fibrosis, genetic emphysema and many types of cancers. His early work with Steinberg was on the non-uniform labeling of newly synthesized proteins which later helped Canfield and Dintzis to determine that proteins are sequentially synthesized from amino acids in vivo and to find out the rate of polymerization of amino acids.

In the mid-1950s Anfinsen concentrated on the structure and function of enzymes which helped him suggest the thermodynamic hypothesis related to the refolding of many proteins to their native forms even after the cleavage of the disulphide bonds which disrupted the tertiary structure.