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|Born||14 November 1933
Higashiyuri (present-day Yurihonjō, Akita)
|Alma mater||Tohoku University,|
|Known for||discovering the first statin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), paving the way for statin drug development|
|Awards||Heinrich Wieland Prize (1987)
Japan Prize (2006)
Massry Prize (2006)
Lasker Award (2008)
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2012)
Canada Gairdner International Award (2017)
|Institutions||Sankyo Co., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
Akira Endo (遠藤 章code: ja is deprecated , Endō Akira, born 14 November 1933) is a Japanese biochemist. He is known for his research into the relationship between fungi and cholesterol biosynthesis led to the development of statin drugs.
He received the Japan Prize in 2006, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award in 2008, the Canada Gairdner International Award in 2017.
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