Luis F. Leloir
Paris, France, 6 Sep. 1906 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2 Dec. 1987
Title Professor of Biochemistry, Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas 'Fundación Campomar', Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 1970
Nomination 22 Apr. 1968
Summary of scientific research
Dr Luis F. Leloir has for several years been working on the studies of the biosynthesis of saccarides such as trehalose, sucrose, sucrose-phosphate, glycogen and starch.
Nucleotide diphosphate sugars act as donors of monosaccharide in these processes. The biosynthesis of glycoproteins has also been studied. In this process it was found that dolichol phosphate is involved.