Butenandt


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Bu·te·nandt

(bōōt′n-änt′), Adolf Friedrich 1903-1995.
German chemist. He shared a 1939 Nobel Prize for his work on sexual hormones but declined the honor following a Nazi edict prohibiting acceptance of such prizes.
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The chemical structures of rotenone and its derivatives (collectively called rotenoids) were independently determined by Butenandt and McCartney (1932), Laforge and Haller (1932), and Takei et al (1932).
For example, many vertebrates detect pheromones through their vomeronasal systems (Halpern and Martinez-Marcos, 2003), whereas insects have sensilla on their antennae dedicated to sensing pheromones (Hecker and Butenandt, 1984).
Los medicos nazis y sus victimas, aparecido en 1977--, escribio: "Adolf Butenandt es la piedra fundacional de las investigaciones en Auschwitz" y este personaje fue, nada menos, que el Premio Nobel de Medicina en 1939, justo en el momento en que se desencadenaba la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Pero ahi no termina la historia de Butenandt, pues en 1960 fue elegido presidente de la Sociedad Max Planck, progenitora del celebre instituto de orientacion socialdemocrata, y las ciudades de Munich y Bremen lo nombraron ciudadano honorario.
In 1931 Butenandt obtained a small quantity of a hormone that was named androsterone (from the Greek word for "man").