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21/01/1912 German American biochemist Konrad Bloch is born

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He was most interested in the metabolism of cholesterol and fatty acids. He discovered how our cells synthetize cholesterol. They make it from squalene, which they make from acetate. Bloch also found that female sex hormone is made from cholesterol, which led to the discovery that all steroids are made from it.
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