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Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899–1986), an American biochemist who was awarded, jointly with H. A. Krebs, the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to our understanding of how cells convert food into energy. He discovered that coenzyme A acted as a crucial intermediary catalytic substance in carbohydrate oxidation. Coenzyme A is one of the most important substances in cellular metabolism; it aids the conversion of amino acids, steroids, fatty acids, and hemoglobin into energy.
Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);Peter Saundry (Topic Editor) "Lipmann, Fritz Albert". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth August 18, 2006; Last revised Date August 18, 2006; Retrieved May 22, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Lipmann,_Fritz_Albert>