Reference numberEC/1978/09
Previous numbersCert XX, 98
TitleDixon, Gordon Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his contributions to our knowledge of the structure, activity and biosynthesis of proteins. He identified some of the amino acids involved in the active centres of trypsin and chymotrypsin. He showed that the two chains of insulin could be separated by reduction and recombined, thus laying the foundations for the total synthesis of the molecule. He discovered and worked on the basic structure of the haptoglobins, which shed considerable light on the mechanism of protein evolution. He has studied the biosynthesis of protamines and shown the importance of phosphorylation in their biological behaviour, and has identified the small polysomes on which the polypeptide chains are synthesized.
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NA4117Dixon; Gordon Henry (1930 - 2016)1930 - 2016
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