Talk:Phoebus Levene

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The statement: "he also showed that the components were linked in the order phosphate-sugar-base." -- should this say, instead, "he also showed that the components were linked by alternating phosphate and sugar components (eg, "phosphate-sugar-phosphate-sugar-phosphate-sugar-phosphate-sugar")."? The base is not in the chain in the true structure, nor was it in his diagrams. -Madeleine 19:36, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh, I think I get it. It's means the components of a given nucleotide, not the chain. I'll just insert that word into the article. - Madeleine 19:44, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

he did not discover ribose. this is what The Merck Index says about ribose:
Literature References:
First found in parsley in which it occurs as the flavinoid glycoside apiin, q.v. Isoln from apiin: Vongerichten, Ann. 318, 126 (1901); 321, 74 (1902); Hemming, Ollis, Chem. & Ind. (London) 1953, 85. From the rubber plant, Hevea brasiliensis, Euphorbiaceae: Patrick, Nature 178, 216 (1956). Discussion of structure and isoln from the Australian marine plant Posidonia australis Kon., Potamogetonaceae: Bell, Methods in Carbohydrate Chemistry vol. I (Academic Press, New York, 1962) pp 260-263. Synthesis: Gorin, Perlin, Can. J. Chem. 36, 480 (1958); Khalique, J. Chem. Soc. 1962, 2515; Ezekiel et al., Tetrahedron Letters 1969, 1635. Synthesis of L-form: Weygand, Schmiechen, Ber. 92, 535 (1959); of DL-form: Kinoshita, Miwa, Carbohyd. Res. 28, 175 (1973); Y. Araki et al., ibid. 58, C4 (1977); of D- and L-forms: P. Ho, Can. J. Chem. 57, 381 (1979). Chemistry, configuration and synthesis studies: Williams, Jones, ibid. 42, 69 (1964); Hulyalker et al., ibid. 43, 2085 (1965). Review: Watson, Orenstein, Advan. Carbohyd. Chem. Biochem. 31, 135-184 (1975). —Preceding unsigned comment added by P.solaimani (talkcontribs) 11:28, 7 January 2009 (UTC) nor did he discover deoxyribose:

The Merk Index (search: C5H10O4)
Literature References:
Isoln from deoxyribonucleic acid by acidic hydrolysis of purine deoxyribonucleosides which have been isolated by ion-exchange resin chromatography: Laland, Overend, Acta Chem. Scand. 8, 192 (1954). Synthesis: Felton, Freudenberg, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 57, 1637 (1935); Deriaz et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1949, 1879, 2836; Hough, Chem. & Ind. (London) 1951, 406; Sowden, Biochem. Prepn. 5, 75 (1957); I. Ziderman, E. Dimant, J. Org. Chem. 32, 1267 (1967); J. R. Hauske, H. Rapoport, ibid. 44, 2472 (1979); T. Harada, T. Mukaiyama, Chem. Letters 1981, 1109. Review: Overend, Stacey, in Chargaff-Davidson, Nucleic Acids vol. 1, E. Chargaff, N. J. Davidson, Eds. (Academic Press, New York, 1955) pp 1-80. See also Nucleic Acids.


I re-added Sagor as his birthplace as found in this article til March. I am however convinced, that his birthplace is Žagarė near Šiauliai in Lithuania. "Žagarė" figures as "Жагоры" on this map and as "Shagory" on this one. The yiddish name is "Zhagar" without a final vowel. Since I have no final proof for my GPM (Google primary research), I leave it as an offer here. --Gf1961 (talk) 06:29, 28 May 2012 (UTC)