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Fischer, Emil, German chemist and Nobel laureate, 1852-1919.
Fischer projection formulas of sugars - representations, by projection, of cyclic sugars, or derivatives thereof, in which the carbon chain is depicted vertically.
- see under Kiliani
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formed the basis for what is now known as enzyme specificity, and Henry John Horstman Fenton discovered an important reaction resulting in oxidative damage to cells.
When Emil Fischer
introduced the concept of "lock and key" to describe the interaction of an enzyme with a substrate, he had coined a phrase that has since been used as a metaphor by researchers in enzymology, supra-molecular chemistry, and self-assembly.
By 1885 he had obtained substances from it that included the double-ring purines Emil Fischer
had studied a few years earlier (see 1884).