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Swedish endocrinologist, born June 1914, Stockholm; died May 22, 2007.


  • Experience with hypophysectomy in man.
    Rolf Luft and Herbert Olivecrona (1891-1980).
    Journal of Neurosurgery, Chicago, 1953, 10: 301-316.
    Demonstration of the beneficial effect of hypophysectomy in cancer of the breast and of the testis.
  • Two cases of postural hypotension showing a deficiency in release of nor-epinephrine and epinephrine.
    Rolf Luft and Ulf. S. Von Euler.
    The Journal of Clinical Investigation, New Haven, November 1953, 32 (11): 1065-1069.
  • Body water and sodium in patients with acromegaly 1.
    Denis Ikkos, Rolf Luft, and Björn Sjögren.
    The Journal of Clinical Investigation, July 1954, 33(7): 989–994.
  • Enzymic activities of human skeletal muscle mitochondria: a tool in clinical metabolic research.
    Lars Ernster, Denis Ikkos, Rolf Luft
    Nature, December 12, 1959; 184 (4702): 1851-1854.
  • A case of severe hypermetabolism of nonthyroid origin with a defect in the maintenance of mitochondrial respiratory control : a correlated clinical, biochemical, and morphological study.
    Rolf Luft, Denis Ikkos, Genaro Palmieri, Lars Ernster, Björn Afzelius.
    Journal of Clinical Investigation, New York, 1962; 41: 1776-1804.
    The first description of a mitochondrial disease.
  • Splanchnic and peripheral glucose and amino acid metabolism in diabetes mellitus.
    John Waren, Philip Felig, Erol Cerasi, Rolf Luft.
    The Journal of Clinical Investigation, July 1972, 51 (7): 1870-1878.
  • Insulin resistance and decreased insulin response to glucose in lean type 2 diabetics.
    Alexandre Wajngot, Arved Roovete, Mladen Vranić, Rolf Luft, Suad Efendić.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Washington D.C., July 1982, 79 (14): 4432-4436.
  • The development of mitochondrial medicine. Rolf Luft.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, September 13, 1994, 91(19): 8731-8738. Biographical:
  • Hans Löw and Kerstin Hall:
    Rolf Luft. Upptäckte den förste mitokondriesjukdomen – en milstolpe inom den kliniska patologin.
    Läkartidningen, Stockholm, 1989, 86 (15): 1389-1390.:
    In the series: Mannen bakom syndromet [The Man Behind the Syndrome].
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Information was also found on the homepage of the Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för molekylär medicin och kirurgi.

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