The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1972

Christian B. Anfinsen

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Prize share: 1/2

Stanford Moore

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Prize share: 1/4

William H. Stein

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Prize share: 1/4

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1972 was divided, one half awarded to Christian B. Anfinsen "for his work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation", the other half jointly to Stanford Moore and William H. Stein "for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active centre of the ribonuclease molecule"

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