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The latter substance, quite complex, is an alkaloid extracted from the seed of a plant called Nux vomica, which grows wild in India. It is used as a stimulant of the central nervous system, with its effect being to increase sensory perceptions such as taste, smell, or vision. 1928 Windaus, Adolf (Berlin, Germany, December 25, 1876 Göttingen, June 9, 1959 ). German chemist. Son of artisans. Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research on sterols, notably vitamin D, that play important biological roles.

Windaus was also active in another research area: CH3 CH3 arduous. Produced in the liver, these acids are stored in the gall bladder and then carried into the intestine where they play an important role in the digestion of fats. Wieland exploited the advances in this field of Adolf Windaus, who had shown that these acids are related to cholesterol and had determined their structure. Later it appeared that the cholesterol nucleus constitutes the basic structure of many sex hormones (progesterone, testosterone), adrenal hormones (cortisone, hydroxycortisone), and molecules such as digitalin, used as a heart stimulant.

In 1914. In the same year he took up an appointment at the Cornell Medical School where, in 1929, he became professor of biochemistry. As he was studying urease, the enzyme catalysing the decomposition of urea to ammonia and car- RNA Citrulline Argininosuccinate Arginine Ornithine Mosaic tobacco virus Proteins Tobacco mosaic virus. One of the best studied viruses and the first to be prepared in crystallized form. Within the protein sheath is a twisted RNA composed of 6400 nucleotides. The protein sheath or capsid consists of 2130 identical protein subunits.

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