Edwin Krebs dies

Nobel Laureate uncovered the mechanism of reversible protein phosphorylation

Kerry Grens
Kerry Grens
Dec 27, 2009
Edwin G. Krebs, winner of the linkurl:1992 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine;http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1992/krebs-autobio.html for first describing the process of reversible protein phosphorylation, died at 91 on December 21 of complications from heart failure. A longtime professor at the University of Washington, Krebs shared the Nobel with his colleague Edmond Fischer. Krebs' research served as "major foundation stones for what is now the 'signaling field,'" linkurl:Bruce Kemp,;http://www.svi.edu.au/index.cfm?objectID=CA4FAAFE-0173-FE61-3D63E73FDA3BC811 a former postdoc of Krebs and professor at St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Australia, wrote in an email to The Scientist.

Image: University of Washington
Krebs (not to be confused with the 1953 Nobel Laureate Hans Adolf Krebs, not related) was born in Lansing, Iowa in 1918 and spent much of his childhood in Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate studies and Washington University for medical school. There Krebs studied with linkurl:Carl and Gerty Cori,;http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1947/index.html who won...
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