Louis J. Ignarro (born May 31, 1941) is an American pharmacologist.
Louis J. Ignarro
|Born||May 31, 1941|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
University of Minnesota
|Known for||Nitric Oxide|
|Institutions||Tulane University School of Medicine|
UCLA School of Medicine
King Saud University
Ignarro is best known for his discoveries which concern the nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his discoveries. He shared the prize with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad. Due to nitric oxide indirectly being involved in the action of Viagra, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of Viagra".
Ignarro is an avid cyclist and marathoner, he has completed 13 marathons. He is married and lives in Beverly Hills, California.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Louis J. Ignarro - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- ↑ "Dr. Louis Ignarro Biography". AEI Speaker's. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
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- ↑ "Louis J. Ignarro - Biographical". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-29.