Yoshinori Ohsumi

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Yoshinori Ohsumi
Ohsumi in 2015
Born (1945-02-09) February 9, 1945 (age 79)
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
Known forAutophagy
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsCell biologist
InstitutionsTokyo Institute of Technology

Yoshinori Ohsumi (大隅 良典, Ōsumi Yoshinori) (born 9 February 1945) is a Japanese cell biologist. He won the 2016 Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how cell autophagy works.[1]

Autophagy is the process that cells use to break down and recycle cellular components. This allows the orderly recycling of cellular components.[2][3]

Ohsumi is a professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Frontier Research Center.[4] He got the Kyoto Prize for Basic Science in 2012.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016". The Nobel Foundation. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. Mizushima, N; Komatsu, M (11 November 2011). "Autophagy: renovation of cells and tissues". Cell. 147 (4): 728–41. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2011.10.026. PMID 22078875. S2CID 18697221.
  3. Kobayashi S (2015). "Choose delicately and reuse adequately: the newly revealed process of autophagy". Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 38 (8): 1098–103. doi:10.1248/bpb.b15-00096. PMID 26235572. S2CID 42838133.
  4. Yoshinori Ohsumi's biog in ORCID
  5. Biemiller, Lawrence (2012-11-10). "Kyoto Prize Is Awarded to 3 Scholars". The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: The Ticker. Retrieved 2016-10-04.