Arthur Kornberg

Biochemistry Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
DNA replication
"Arthur Kornberg"

(1918 - 2007)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 was awarded jointly to Severo Ochoa and Arthur Kornberg "for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid"

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William S. McCann grad student 1942 Rochester (Chemistry Tree)
Severo Ochoa post-doc 1946 NYU (Chemistry Tree)
Carl F. Cori post-doc 1947 Washington University (Neurotree)


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Nicholas E. Dixon grad student (Chemistry Tree)
Robert S. Fuller grad student Stanford (Neurotree)
Arturo Falaschi grad student 1962-1965 (Neurotree)
James A. Spudich grad student 1968 Stanford (Cell Biology Tree)
David Lee Nelson grad student 1969 Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
Douglas L. Brutlag grad student 1972 Stanford
Randy W. Schekman grad student 1975 Stanford (Cell Biology Tree)
Tania A. Baker grad student 1988 Stanford (Cell Biology Tree)
Robert A. Bambara post-doc Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
Maurice J. Bessman post-doc (Physics Tree)
Nicholas R. Cozzarelli post-doc Stanford (FlyTree)
Osamu Hayaishi post-doc Stanford (Neurotree)
Peter M. J. Burgers post-doc Stanford University Medical School (GenetiTree)
Uriel Z. Littauer post-doc Washington University (Chemistry Tree)
Ian J. Molineux post-doc MIT / Harvard (Cell Biology Tree)
Michael E. O'Donnell post-doc Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
Kazuhisa Sekimizu post-doc (Neurotree)
Paul Berg post-doc 1953-1954 Washington University (Chemistry Tree)
I. Robert Lehman post-doc 1955-1959 Washington University (Neurotree)
Julius Adler post-doc 1957-1959 Washington University School of Medicine (Chemistry Tree)
H. Vasken Aposhian post-doc 1962 Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
Charles C. Richardson post-doc 1961-1963 Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
Sankar Mitra post-doc 1966 Stanford Medical School (Chemistry Tree)
Mehran Goulian post-doc 1967 Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
Paul T. Englund post-doc 1966-1968 Stanford Medical School (Chemistry Tree)
Regis B. Kelly post-doc 1969 Stanford (Neurotree)
Peter Setlow post-doc 1968-1971 Stanford Medical School (Chemistry Tree)
Jack D. Griffith post-doc 1970-1973 Stanford (Chemistry Tree)
William Wickner post-doc 1971-1974 Stanford (Cell Biology Tree)
Jerard Hurwitz research scientist 1956-1958 Washington University (Chemistry Tree)
Pierre Chambon research scientist 1966-1967 Stanford (Neurotree)
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Rao NN, Gómez-García MR, Kornberg A. (2009) Inorganic polyphosphate: essential for growth and survival. Annual Review of Biochemistry. 78: 605-47
Brown MR, Kornberg A. (2008) The long and short of it - polyphosphate, PPK and bacterial survival. Trends in Biochemical Sciences. 33: 284-90
Kornberg A. (2008) Abundant microbial inorganic polyphosphate, poly P kinase are underappreciated Microbe. 3: 119-123
Zhang H, Gómez-García MR, Shi X, et al. (2007) Polyphosphate kinase 1, a conserved bacterial enzyme, in a eukaryote, Dictyostelium discoideum, with a role in cytokinesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104: 16486-91
Fraley CD, Rashid MH, Lee SS, et al. (2007) A polyphosphate kinase 1 (ppk1) mutant of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibits multiple ultrastructural and functional defects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104: 3526-31
Li L, Rao NN, Kornberg A. (2007) Inorganic polyphosphate essential for lytic growth of phages P1 and fd. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104: 1794-9
Kornberg A. (2006) Osamu Hayaishi: pioneer first of the oxygenases, then the molecular basis of sleep and throughout a great statesman of science. Iubmb Life. 58: 253
Tan S, Fraley CD, Zhang M, et al. (2005) Diverse phenotypes resulting from polyphosphate kinase gene (ppk1) inactivation in different strains of Helicobacter pylori. Journal of Bacteriology. 187: 7687-95
Zhang H, Rao NN, Shiba T, et al. (2005) Inorganic polyphosphate in the social life of Myxococcus xanthus: motility, development, and predation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102: 13416-20
Shi X, Kornberg A. (2005) Endopolyphosphatase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae undergoes post-translational activations to produce short-chain polyphosphates. Febs Letters. 579: 2014-8
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