Hubert Chantrenne

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Hubert Chantrenne (1918–2007) was a Belgian scientist, and one of the pioneers of molecular biology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He elucidated the messenger role played by the ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the synthesis of proteins in ribosome, organelles of the cellular cytoplasm.[1][2][3] In 1963, he was awarded the Francqui Prize on Biological and Medical Sciences.


  1. ^ Chantrenne H, Devreux S., Effects of 8-azaguanine on the synthesis of protein and nucleic acids in Bacillus cereus, Nature. 1958 June 21;181(4625):1737-8
  2. ^ Chantrenne H., The polyribosomes, agents of protein synthesis, Arch Biol (Liege). 1965;76(2):307-16
  3. ^ Rheinberger H.-J., Cytoplasmic particles in Brussels (Jean Brachet, Hubert Chantrenne, Raymond Jeener) and at Rockefeller (Albert Claude), 1935-1955, History and philosophy of the life sciences (Hist. philos. life sci.), 1997, vol. 19, no 1 (dissem.), pp. 47-67

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