Observations on the Function of Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex: Description of a New Carbohydrate Derivative


Title:
Observations on the Function of Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex: Description of a New Carbohydrate Derivative
Creator:
Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert, 1893-1986
Date:
1928
Description:
During the first year of his fellowship at Cambridge, Szent-Gyorgyi was able to isolate--from orange and cabbage juice--the reducing substance he had found in earlier work with adrenal glands. He found that it was a carbohydrate, perhaps a sugar acid, but needed to name it before he published his results. The editor of the Biochemical Journal rejected Szent-Gyorgyi's humorous names ("Ignose," then "Godnose") and suggested "hexuronic acid.". Szent-Gyorgyi was awarded a PhD from Cambridge for this work in 1927. In 1932, he would find that "hexuronic acid" was in fact vitamin C.
Periodical:
The Biochemical Journal
Publisher:
Biochemical Society (Great Britain)
Location:
Box: 1. Folder: 8
Rights:
Reproduced with permission from Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert, (1928), Biochemical Journal, 22, 1387-1409. Copyright the Biochemical Society.
Genre:
Articles
Subject:
Ascorbic Acid
Format:
Text
Extent:
24 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Periodical. Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert. "Observations on the Function of Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex: Description of a New Carbohydrate Derivative." The Biochemical Journal 22, 6 (1928): 1387-1409. Article. 24 Images.. The Biochemical Journal
Legacy ID:
WGBBGK
NLM ID:
101584924X92
Profiles Collection:
The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers
Story Section:
Searching for a Scientific Home, 1919-1930