Video 15: Thomas Sakmar, clip 4
Thomas Sakmar is a professor at Rockefeller University. His lab works on the role of several proteins involved in photochemistry, specifically how protein structure is related to function. Dr. Sakmar has a personal interest in the work done by Phoebus Levene.
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Comments on some of the prevailing theories of the time and Phoebus Levene's basic hypothesis
Phoebus Levene's contributions -- the distinction between DNA and RNA.
The work of Erwin Chargaff and how it contributed to the downfall of Levene's tetranucleotide theory.
Phoebus Levene was an organic chemist in the early 1900's. He is perhaps best known for his incorrect tetranucleotide hypothesis of DNA.
Phoebus Levene, circa 1930.
Friedrich Miescher and Phoebus Levene research nuclein, protein. and DNA.
Har Gobind Khorana, Marshall Nirenberg, and Robert Holley shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine. Nirenberg and Khorana cracked the genetic code. Holley sequenced and deduced the structure of the first tRNA molecule.
Frederick Sanger received two Nobel prizes (in the same category), for his work on protein sequencing and DNA sequencing.
HIV particle proteins annotated.
Frederick Sanger talks about the differences between sequencing proteins and sequencing DNA.