Elucidating the cellular adaptions triggered by oxygen variations
Nobel prize in Physiology (2019): identifying how cells sense changes in oxygen levels - short science news and articles

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology was awarded to Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Gregg Semenza and William Kaelin Jr, for their contributions towards identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in regulation of gene activity in response to variations in oxygen levels.

While, Gregg Semesza studied the role of Erythropoietin, Willaim Kaelin and Peter Ratcliffe studied the role of VHL gene and Hypoxia-induced factor (HIF) and their role in response to oxygen variations.

Their discoveries had wide effects in the field of medicine with applications found in the development of new strategies to treat anemia, cancer as well as several other conditions.

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