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Armando Gomez Puyou

Armando Gómez Puyou, Mexican biochemist (San Luis Potosi 02 April 1934 – Ciudad de Mexico 23 December 2013)

Authored over 150 papers

Demonstrated that monovalent cations promote the NADH oxidase action (1969-72)

With A. Peña Díaz proposed a mechanism of K+ transport by an ATPase in yeasts (1967) and discovered a H+ATPase system related to K+ transport system (1972)

Isolated a Ca2+ carrier independently of Carafoli (1971)

With M. Tuena de Gomez Puyou, G. Becker & A. Lehninger. An insoluble Ca2+ binding factor from rat liver mitochondria. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 47:814-9, 1972

Discovered and/or designed new types of specific inhibitors of enzymatic action to face parasites such as Trypanosoma cruzi

With V. Olivares Illana, A. Rodríguez Romero, I. Becker et al. demonstrated that is possible to attack Trypanosoma cruzi at interface between the two subunits in triosephosphate isomerase from Homo sapiens and that from parasite without side effects (2007)


With M. Tuena de Gómez Puyou. A simple method of purification of a soluble oligomycin-insensitive mitochondrial ATPase (1977)

With A. Darszon developed methodology to extract the ATPase along with other mitochondrial proteins into organic solvents (1982)

With A. Darszon, E. Escamilla & M. Tuena de Gómez Puyou described a method for transfer of spores, bacteria and yeasts into toluene containing phospholipids and low amounts of water (1988)