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Yellapragada Subba Row

Yellapragada Subbarao (Subba Row), Indian pharmacist and biochemist in United States (Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh State 12 January 1895 – Pearl River, New York State 08 August 1948)
 
Authored over 100 papers
 
CONTRIBUTIONS
Developed Fiske-Subba Row calorimetric method to estimate phosphorus in tissues and body fluids (1924)
 
With C. Fiske, P. Eggleton & G.P. Eggleton discovered phosphagen in muscle (1927)
 
With Fiske discovered that phosphocreatine and ATP were sources of muscle power (1927-9)
 
With Fiske isolated ATP and phosphocreatine independently from Lohmann (1929)
 
With Szent-Gyorgy isolated pyridoxine
 
Isolated and synthesized folic acid (1945)
 
Developed a method to synthesize folic acid
 
Found that folic acid cures tropical sprue
 
Discovered antifolates
 
 

ANTIBIOTICS

With Duggar discovered aureomycin (1948) and tetracycline
 
Discovered diethyl carbazamin
 
Anti-cancer drug Methotrexate (1948)  
 
Hetrazan against elephantiasis
 
Hydrazide against tuberculosis
 
Polymyxin used in cattle feed
 
 
 

HONORS

Antibiotic Subbamycin

Genus Subbaromyces Hesseltine 1953 (Fungi)