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William Cumming Rose (April 4, 1887 – September 25, 1985) was an American biochemist and nutritionist. He discovered the amino acid threonine and his research determined the requirement for essential amino acids in diet.[1][2]

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1 Early life 2 Career 3 Awards and honors 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] William Cumming Rose was born in Greenfield, South Carolina.[1] His father was a Presbyterian minister who began to homeschool William in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew when he was 14 years old. He also studied an introductory chemistry textbook by Ira Remsen. When he was 16, he studied at Davidson College
Davidson College
in North Carolina
North Carolina
for his bachelor's degree. He took up graduate education at Yale University
Yale University
studying food chemistry with Russell Chittenden
Russell Chittenden
and Lafayette Mendel. He was granted a Ph.D.
Ph.D.
in 1911.[3] Career[edit] Rose taught for a time at University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
with Alonzo Taylor. Taylor recommended him to University of Texas Galveston Medical School to organize a department of biochemistry. In 1922, he went to the University of Illinois
University of Illinois
as professor of physiological chemistry, a title which was changed to professor of biochemistry in 1936. From 1922 to 1955 he transformed his department into a center of excellence for the training of biochemists.[4] At Illinois, Rose focused his research work on amino acid metabolism and nutrition. He found that the 19 amino acids then known were not sufficient for growth,[5] and this led to his discovery in 1935 of the last of the common amino acids, α-amino-β-hydroxy-n-butyric acid, later named threonine.[2] His studies also distinguished the amino acids that are absolutely essential from those that are necessary only for optimal growth. His studies further led him to the point where it was "practicable to evaluate proteins in terms of their ability to meet human needs." In June 1949 he published "Amino Acid Requirements of Man".[6] Rose served as President of the American Society of Biological Chemists from 1939 to 1941. He was appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, which advised government agencies on dietary recommendations.[1] Rose retired from the University of Illinois
University of Illinois
in 1955. He recalled the role of Yale through the work of Samuel William Johnson, Chittenden, and Mendel in 1977 with the article "Recollections of personalities involved in the early history of American biochemistry".[7] Further, he recounted the biochemical advances he witnessed in "How did it happen".[8] Awards and honors[edit]

1936 – Became a member of the United States
United States
National Academy of Sciences 1939–1941 – President of the American Society of Biological Chemists 1945–1946 – President of the American Institute of Nutrition 1949 – Osborne and Mendel Award of the American Institute of Nutrition 1952 – Honorary Doctor of Sciences Degree from the University of Illinois 1952 – Willard Gibbs Medal of the American Chemical Society 1957 – Kenneth A. Spencer award[9] of the American Chemical Society 1961 – Twentieth Anniversary Award of the Nutrition
Nutrition
Foundation 1966 – Received National Medal of Science 1979 – William C. Rose Award initiated

References[edit]

^ a b c Robert D. Simoni, Robert L. Hill and Martha Vaughan (September 13, 2002). "The Discovery of the Amino Acid Threonine: the Work of William C. Rose". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277 (37): 56–58. PMID 12218068.  ^ a b McCoy, R. H., Meyer, C. E., and Rose, W. C. (1935). "Feeding Experiments with Mixtures of Highly Purified Amino Acids. VIII. Isolation and Identification of a New Essential Amino Acid". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 112: 283–302. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Thesis: Studies in intermediate metabolism; mucic acid and carbohydrate metabolism; the physiology of cratine and cratinine elimination, their relation to carbohydrate metabolism ^ The Department of Chemistry
Chemistry
at the University of Illinois. "William Cumming Rose (1887–1985) / Chemistry
Chemistry
at Illinois". scs.uiuc.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-05.  ^ William C. Rose. "Feeding experiments with mixtures of highly purified amino acids: I. The inadequacy of diets containing nineteen amino acids" (PDF). The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 94: 155–165.  ^ Classic reprint: Nutrition
Nutrition
Reviews 34(10):307–9 ^ Journal of Chemical Education 46:759–63 and Nutrition
Nutrition
Reviews 35(4):87–94 ^ Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 325(1):229–36 ^ Spencer award winners from Kansas City branch of American Chemical Society

External links[edit]

H. E. Carter & Minor J. Coon: William Cumming Rose from National Academy of Sciences Daphne A. Roe (1981) William Cumming Rose: A biographical sketch Journal of Nutrition
Nutrition
111(8):1311–20. Noyes Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society
National Historic Chemical Landmarks William C. Rose Papers, University of Illinois
University of Illinois
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1963: C. B. van Niel 1964: Marshall W. Nirenberg 1965: Francis P. Rous George G. Simpson Donald D. Van Slyke 1966: Edward F. Knipling Fritz Albert Lipmann William C. Rose Sewall Wright 1967: Kenneth S. Cole Harry F. Harlow Michael Heidelberger Alfred H. Sturtevant 1968: Horace Barker Bernard B. Brodie Detlev W. Bronk Jay Lush Burrhus Frederic Skinner 1969: Robert Huebner Ernst Mayr

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