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Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg
Born (1883-10-08)8 October 1883
Freiburg, Baden, German Empire
Died 1 August 1970(1970-08-01) (aged 86)
Berlin, West Germany
Nationality German
Fields Cell biology
Institutions Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology
Alma mater University of Berlin
University of Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Emil Fischer
Ludolf von Krehl
Known for Pathogenesis of cancer
Warburg effect
Notable awards Iron Cross 1st class (1918)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1931)[1]
Pour le Mérite (Civil Class) (1952)
Foreign Member of the Royal Society[2]

The concentration of the ferment iron in living substance is very small, being in the region of 1 g to 10 million g of cellular substance.
Otto Heinrich Warburg
Green, red, and mixed shades of haemins are known. If magnesium is replaced by iron in chlorophyll, green haemins are obtained. Their colour is due to a strong band in the red which is already recognized in chlorophyll.
Otto Heinrich Warburg
The toxic effect of carbon monoxide on man has nothing to do with inhibition of cellular respiration by carbon monoxide but is based on the reaction of carbon monoxide with blood iron.
Otto Heinrich Warburg
Catalytic oxidation in living substances rests upon change of valency in an iron compound which is the respiratory oxygen-transferring ferment.
Otto Heinrich Warburg