Victor P. Whittaker

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Victor P. Whittaker
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Born
Victor Percy Whittaker

(1919-06-11)11 June 1919
Ainsdale, England
Died5 July 2016(2016-07-05) (aged 97)
Cambridge, England
Known forIsolation of synaptosomes and synaptic vesicles and biochemistry of synaptic vesicles
Scientific career
FieldsNeurobiochemistry and Cholinergic Transmission
Doctoral studentsThomas C. Südhof

Victor Percy Whittaker (11 June 1919 – 5 July 2016) was a British biochemist. He pioneered studies on the subcellular fractionation of the brain. He did this by isolating synaptosomes and synaptic vesicles from the mammalian brain and demonstrating that synaptic vesicles store the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.[1]

Whittaker died in Cambridge, England on 5 July 2016 at the age of 97.[2]

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-07-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)