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|Born||Gerald Maurice Edelman
July 1, 1929
Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, U.S.
|Died||May 17, 2014
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ursinus College, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Rockefeller University|
|Known for||immune system|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1972|
Gerald Maurice Edelman (July 1, 1929 – May 17, 2014) was an American biologist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Rodney Robert Porter. They won the award for their work on the immune system. Edelman's Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of the structure of antibody molecules.
Edelman died from Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer in La Jolla, California, aged 84.
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Diagram illustrating the disulfide bonds (red) that link the light (green) and heavy (blue) protein subunits of Immunoglobulin G (IgG)molecules. This diagram also illustrates the relative positions of the variable (V) and constant (C) domains of an IgG molecule. The heavy and light chain variable regions come together to form antigen binding sites at the end of the two symmetrical arms of the antibody.
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