In 1961 he showed that ribonuclease could be refolded after denaturation while preserving enzyme activity, thereby suggesting that all the information required by protein to adopt its final conformation is encoded in its primary structure.
He was a convert to Judaism by going through the gijur_process.
Categories: Stub | 1916 births | 1995 deaths | Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners
ChristianAnfinsen (1916-1995) is the fifth scientist to be added to NLM's "Profiles in Science" website (http://www.profiles.nlm.nih.gov) "Profiles in Science is now becoming a major online resource on which to store the public and private-and sometimes intimate-papers of this century's greatest biomedical scientists" says Dr. Donald Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine.
Anfinsen, a biochemist at the National Institutes of Health from 1950 until 1981, was awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and composition of proteins in living cells.
ChristianBoehmerAnfinsen, Jr., was born to Norwegian immigrants on March 26, 1916 in Monessen, Pennsylvania, a small town south of Pittsburgh.
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