Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wild Nephrology explored again

Soil samples from this locale provided material for WHAT renal immunosuppressive agent?

This is rapamune( sirolimus).  Most of you got this one. It was discovered by Brazilian researchers as a prodcut of bacterium streptomyces hygroscopius in the soils of the Easter Island also known as Rapa Nui.

The US President who died of Bright's disease is Chester A Arthur.
He was the 21st US President. ( 1881-85)

1 comment:

  1. Sirolimus: Do not quote from Wikipedia blindly. Rapamycin was discovered by a team led by an Indian- Surendra Nath (Suren) Sehgal - not Brazilian researchers.


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