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Albrecht Kossel

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Albrecht Kossel
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Albrecht Kossel
Born16 September 1853
Rostock, Germany
Died5 July 1927
Alma materUniversity of Strassburg
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1910)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Albrecht Kossel (16 September 1853 – 5 July 1927) was a German doctor.[1] He won the 1910 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his work on proteins and nucleic substances. He discovered histones, which package and regulate DNA transcription.[2]

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  1. "Biography of Albrecht Kossel". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1910". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-07-28.