Peter Leth Jørgensen – Department of Biology - University of Copenhagen

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Peter Leth Jørgensen

Professor emeritus

Department of Biology
Universitetsparken 13
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø

Phone: +45 3532 1670


Medical doctor (cand. med.) University of Aarhus 1964
Dr. Med.Sci. University of Aarhus 1976
1973-89 Lecturer in physiology, Institute of Physiology, University of Aarhus
1989-2005 Professor in molecular physiology, August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen


Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (1990-)
Danish Academy of Natural Sciences (1983-)
Society of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, USA (1990-)


1986 Aarhus University Research Prize at the 100 year of C. Holst-Knudsen
1991 NOVO-Nordic Prize for research in kidney physiology


More than 160 articles and invited reviews on purification, structure and physiological functions of Na,K-pumps and K-channels in kidney, Ca-pumps in muscle, and H-pumps in higher plants. These articles received >7825 citationer (ISI 2009).
Hirsch faktor: 49 articles cited 49 times or more
Lecturer and chairman at a large number of international symposia and congresses.

Current Research

Role of Lysine Substitutions and other Evolutionary Modifications of Cation Site Residues in the α-subunit of Na,K-ATPase for Osmoregulation at Extreme Salinities in Freshwater or Salt Lakes

Recent Articles

Peter L. Jorgensen, Kjell O. Håkansson, and Steven J. Karlish: Structure and Mechanism of Na,K-ATPase: Functional Sites and Their Interactions. Annual Reviews of Physiology, 65: 817-849, 2003

Peter L. Jorgensen. P-type Pumps: The Na, K- Pump. Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Elsevier, Academic Press. Vol 1: 571-576, 2004

Peter L Jorgensen and Francisco Amat: Regulation and function of lysine-substituted Na,K pumps in salt adaptation of Artemia franciscana. Journal of Membrane Biology. 221:39-49. 2008

Peter L Jorgensen: Importance for absorption of Na+ from freshwater of lysine, valine and serine substitutions in the alpha1a-isoform of Na,K-ATPase in the gills of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Journal of Membrane Biology. 223: 37-47, 2008