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Tianqin Cao

Tianqin Cao or Tien-chin Tsao, Chinese biochemist (Beijing 05 December 1920 – Shanghai 08 January 1995)

Discovered light chains in myosin (1953)

Pioneered electron microscopic studies of tropomyosin and paramyosin

Set up a series of analytic techniques for protein structures

Designed a horizontal viscometer

His father in law, Yuming Xie or Yuming Hsieh, Chinese spectroscopist (Quanzhou, Fujian Province 1895 – 1986)

Father of physicist Xie Xide

With W.V. Houston precisely measured the fine structure or spectrum of hydrogen atom (1934)

Made predictions about the role of an electromagnetic radiation field