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The Arthur Kornberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Alex B. Novikoff to Arthur Kornberg pdf (60,614 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alex B. Novikoff to Arthur Kornberg
Description:
In this letter, biochemist Alex Novikoff asked Kornberg for information about preparing Zwischenferment (the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) and several other substances needed for the process.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (60,614 Bytes)
Date:
1951-05-08 (May 8, 1951)
Creator:
Novikoff, Alex B.
University of Vermont
Recipient:
Kornberg, Arthur
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Arthur Kornberg Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Phyllis M. Novikoff.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Enzymes
Yeasts
Exhibit Category:
From Physician to Enzyme Hunter, 1942-1953
Box Number:
15
Unique Identifier:
WHBBBT
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
May 8, 1951
Dear Arthur:
We are getting set to try our hand at following your procedure for the preparation of Zwischenferment. When you sent me some of your preparation some months ago, you indicated that you would be glad to send us the starting material for the enzyme preparation. I wonder what you had in mind. If it was the Anheuser-Busch yeast, wouldn't it be possible for us to get it directly without troubling you? In reading through the procedure I notice that aged calcium phosphate gel is used at one point. I wonder whether you have enough of it to spare. We would like to avoid having to wait a couple of months or more for the aging of the gel. We would be glad to send you some of our gel, in return, when it is aged.
I wonder, too, if you could send us the details of the method you use for preparing C2 and calcium phosphate gels.
Finally, I would appreciate learning your opinion of the TPN which Sigma is currently preparing. Do you know if it's pure enough to use in your assay method for ATP?
I am sorry to impose on you so greatly. I certainly will be indebted to you for the assistance you are able to give us.
With best regards,
Sincerely yours,
Alex B. Novikoff
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