Avram אברהם Hershko הרשקו, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2004 MP

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Location: חיפה, ישראל
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Karcag, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Magyarország
Occupation: Professor of Biochemistry, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2004
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About Avram אברהם Hershko הרשקו, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2004

Avram Hershko, אברהם הרשקו (born 31 December 1937) is a Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2004, "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation" .

Biography

Born Herskó Ferenc in Karcag, Hungary, Hershko emigrated to Israel in 1950. Received his M.D. in 1965 and his Ph. D in 1969 from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion in Haifa.

Along with Aaron Ciechanover and Irwin Rose, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway has a critical role in maintaining the homeostasis of cells and is believed to be involved in the development and progression of diseases such as: cancer, muscular and neurological diseases, immune and inflammatory responses.

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1937
December 31, 1937
Karcag, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Magyarország
1963
1963
Age 25
Jerusalem, Israel