Bill Whelan's impact on my life and career

Philip Cohen (Lead / Corresponding author)

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In this tribute to Bill Whelan on his 90th birthday, I recount the huge impact that Bill has had on my life and career, and briefly recall the contributions that my laboratory made to the understanding of glycogenin in the late 1980s. In particular, the demonstration that glycogenin and glycogen synthase form a complex, and that glycogenin is a glucosyl transferase that autoglucosylates itself at tyrosine 194.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Aspects of Medicine
Early online date11 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • Glucosyl transferase
  • Glycogen synthase
  • Glycogenin
  • GSK3
  • Insulin
  • UDP glucose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • General Medicine


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