Louis J. Ignarro
Louis J. Ignarro is an American pharmacologist, born in 1941 with Brooklyn (New York). It carried out studies of pharmacy to the Université Columbia and of pharmacology with Los Angeles. It is titular of a Doctorate in pharmacology of the Université of Minnesota (1966). He was professor with La Nouvelle-Orléans, then in Los Angeles (Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology of the UCLA School off Medicine). With Robert Furchgott and Ferid Murad, he discovers that the Oxyde nitric, formed in the cell of the organization, crosses the membranes and orders the operation of other cells. Their work shows the crucial role of this gas, in particular in the cardiovascular system. With Robert Furchgott and Ferid Murad, it is at the origin of discovered which led to the development of inhibiters of the 5 ' Phosphodiestérase (Viagra).
Louis J. Ignarro is member of the scientific committee of Nicox. Since 2005, he is also member of the scientific committee of Herbalife. He created besides for this company produces it Niteworks resulting from his research.
DistinctionsLouis J. Ignarro obtained the Nobel Prize of physiology or medicine in 1998.
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