American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Windaus, Adolf 1876-1959. German chemist. He won a 1928 Nobel Prize for conducting research on sterols and their connection with vitamins.
- n. German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959)
“Windaus from Göttingen, respectively, at the Nobel ceremony in 1928.”
“The award to Wieland was primarily for his investigations of bile acids, whereas Windaus was recognized mainly for his work on cholesterol and his demonstration of the steroid nature of vitamin D. Wieland had already in 1912, before his prize-winning work, formulated a theory for biological oxidation, according to which removal of hydrogen (dehydrogenation) rather than reaction with oxygen is the dominating process.”
“Adolf Windaus, a German structural chemist had for many years been a leading investigator of sterol structure, and was called on by physiologists working on vitamin”
“For their elucidation of the complicated structures of cholesterol and of bile acids, Wieland and Windaus were awarded a”
“Windaus received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928, on account of his work on the constitution of sterols and their connection with vitamins.”
“After graduating Windaus moved to Berlin to work with”
“Cholesterol, Windaus "habilitated" as lecturer in 1903.”
“Windaus chose zoology as his subsidiary subject on account of the deep impression which Weismann's lectures had made on him in”
“Windaus thus demonstrated that the bile acids are closely related to the sterols.”
“Windaus was appointed Assistant Professor (1906), and Professor of Applied Medical Chemistry at Innsbruck University (1913), where he remained for two years.”
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