Kurt Henseleit

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Kurt Henseleit
Born1907 (1907)
Died1973 (aged 64–65)
Known forUrea cycle
Krebs–Henseleit solution

Kurt Henseleit (1907–1973)[1] studied medicine in Berlin, where he was born, with final exams 1929 and was beginning in the winter semester 1930/31 a graduate student of and assistant to Hans Krebs in Freiburg im Breisgau, where he got his M.D. Between them they discovered the urea cycle (known also as the Krebs-Henseleit cycle),[2] and developed the Krebs-Henseleit solution.[3]

Later in life he was a physician (Facharzt) in Friedrichshafen.


  1. ^ Frederic Laurence Holmes, Hans Krebs, Volume 1, 1991, p. 264
  2. ^ Graßhoff, Gerd; May, Michael (2003). "Hans Krebs' and Kurt Henseleit's Laboratory Notebooks and Their Discovery of the Urea Cycle-Reconstructed with Computer Models". In Holmes, Frederic L.; Renn, Jürgen; Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg (eds.). Reworking the Bench : Research Notebooks in the History of Science. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 269–294. doi:10.1007/0-306-48152-9_13. ISBN 978-1-4020-1039-2.
  3. ^ Bailey, Leslie E; Ong, Seok D (1978). "Krebs–Henseleit solution as a physiological buffer in perfused and superfused preparations". Journal of Pharmacological Methods. 1 (2): 171–175. doi:10.1016/0160-5402(78)90022-0.