du Vigneaud


Also found in: Medical.

Du Vigneaud

(duː ˈviːnjəʊ)
n
(Biography) Vincent. 1901–78, US biochemist: Nobel prize for chemistry (1955) for his synthesis of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin

du Vi•gneaud

(du ˈvin yoʊ, dyu)
n.
Vincent, 1901–78, U.S. chemist.
References in periodicals archive ?
Homocysteine is a non-protein-forming sulfur-containing amino acid first described by Butz and du Vigneaud in 1932.
Vincent du Vigneaud and associates of Cornell University Medical College at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York.
At about the time that Sanger was working out the order of amino acids in the protein chains of the insulin molecule (see 1952), Vincent du Vigneaud (see 1942) was determining the exact makeup of the hormone oxytocin, produced by the posterior portion of the pituitary gland.