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Cori, Carl Ferdinand

Carl Ferdinand Cori, 1896–1984, and Gerty Theresa Cori (kōr´ē, kôr´ē), 1896–1957, American biochemists, b. Prague. Soon after receiving their medical degrees and marrying, they emigrated to the United States (1922), where they pursued their joint researches into the biochemical pathway by which glycogen, the storage form of sugar in liver and muscle, is broken down into glucose. As part of this work, they also elucidated the molecular defects underlying a number of genetically determined glycogen storage diseases. For these discoveries the Coris received the 1947 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

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Cori, Carl Ferdinand

Cori, Carl Ferdinand (1896–1984) and Cori, Gerty Teresa >(1896–1957) Czech‐born biochemists (husband and wife); discovered the importance of glucose phosphate in glucose metabolism, and the formation of lactic acid in muscle, and its conversion back to glucose in the liver (the Cori cycle); Nobel Prize 1947.

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