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José Moura Gonçalves

José Moura Gonçalves, Brazilian biochemist (Rio de Janeiro 05 January 1914 – São Paulo 19 October 1996)
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
 
With C. R. Diniz isolated and characterized the active compounds of venom from Tityus serrulatus such as tityustoxin  
 
Isolated neurotoxin protein crotamine  from venom of rattlesnakes and studied its pharmacological properties
 
Developed new methods for protein isolation and characterization
 
Developed techniques of osmotic pressure, dilatometry and enzymes microtitration in tissue cuts
 
Determination of the coefficient of absorption of light in the cells. Rev. Bras. Biol. 4(1):125-30, 1944