Joseph L. Goldstein

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Joseph Leonard Goldstein ForMemRS (born April 18, 1940) is an American biochemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985, along with fellow University of Texas Southwestern researcher, Michael Brown, for their studies regarding cholesterol. They discovered that human cells have low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors that remove cholesterol from the blood and that when LDL receptors are not present in sufficient numbers, individuals develop hypercholesterolemia and become at risk for cholesterol related diseases, notably coronary heart disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph L. Goldstein has received more than 139,537 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph L. Goldstein is the 292nd most popular chemist (down from 290th in 2019), the 2,108th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,881st in 2019) and the 58th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Joseph L. Goldstein ranks 292 out of 510Before him are Rudolph A. Marcus, Edwin G. Krebs, Antoine Baumé, Clemens Winkler, Alexander Shulgin, and Rasmus Bartholin. After him are M. Stanley Whittingham, Luis Federico Leloir, Martin Rodbell, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Richard Smalley, and Victor Goldschmidt.

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Among people born in 1940, Joseph L. Goldstein ranks 133Before him are Richard Pryor, Haing S. Ngor, John Havlicek, Ricky Nelson, Max Mosley, and Annie Ernaux. After him are Jerzy Buzek, John Grinder, Jan Janssen, Iva Zanicchi, Taihō Kōki, and Peter Diamond.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph L. Goldstein ranks 2,108 out of 15,968Before him are Gigi Hadid (1995), Charles Barkley (1963), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Gabriel Macht (1972), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), and Ivy Lee (1877). After him are Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), Michael Bolton (1953), Jim Caviezel (1968), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Jaclyn Smith (1945), and Bob Gunton (1945).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Joseph L. Goldstein ranks 58Before him are Paul L. Modrich (1946), William Lipscomb (1919), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), Donald J. Cram (1919), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), and Alexander Shulgin (1925). After him are Martin Rodbell (1925), Richard Smalley (1943), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Thomas Midgley Jr. (1889), Frances Arnold (1956), and Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915).