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Molecular Biomethods Handbook

Walker, John M., Rapley, Ralph (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2008, XX, 1124 p.

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  • Comprehensive collection of wide-ranging molecular and biochemical techniques frequently used in medical and clinical research laboratories around the world
  • Covers a wide array of techniques and protocols used for diagnostics
  • Includes step-by-step reproducible laboratory protocols written by experts in the field and includes a notes section that outlines tricks of the trade
  • Provides in-depth understanding of the theory, practice and application of each technique

Recent advances in the biosciences have led to a range of powerful new technologies, particularly nucleic acid, protein and cell-based methodologies. The most recent insights have come to affect how scientists investigate and define cellular processes at the molecular level. Molecular Biomethods Handbook, 2nd Edition expands upon the techniques included in the first edition, providing theory, outlines of practical procedures, and applications for a range of techniques. Part A of the book describes nucleic acid methods, such as gene expression profiling, microarray analysis and quantitative PCR. In Part B, protein and cell-based methods are outlined, in subjects ranging from protein engineering to high throughput screening. Written by a well-established panel of research scientists, Molecular Biomethods Handbook, 2nd Edition provides an up-to-date collection of methods used regularly in the authors’ own research programs. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for those engaged in or entering the field of molecular biology, and will provide the necessary background for those interested in setting up and using the latest molecular techniques.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » DNA - Nucleotide - PCR - bioinformatics - biomethods - cryopreservation - electron microscopy - gene expression - genes - hybridization - molecular biology - nucleic acid biomethods - protein and cell biomethods - proteins - tissue

Related subjects » Molecular Medicine

Table of contents 

Molecular Biomethods Handbook 2nd Ed Contents PART A: NUCLEIC ACID BIOMETHODS 1 The manipulation of nucleic acids: basic tools and techniques – Gayle Corkill and Ralph Rapley 2 Restriction Enzymes – Gareth J.S. Jenkins 3 Principles and Medical Applications of the Polymerase Chain Reaction – Birmal D.M. Theophilus 4 Probe Design, Production, and Applications – Marilena Aquino de Muro 5 Southern Blotting as a Diagnostic Method – Bronwen Harvey and Pirkko Soundy 6 Introduction to Capillary Electrophoresis of DNA - Beatriz Sanchez-Vega 7 Denaturing High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (DHPLC) for nucleic acid analysis - Kim Hung Leung and Shea Ping Yip 8 Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) – Jeroen H. Roelfsema and Dorien J.M. Peters 9 Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP) Analysis - Kim Hung Leung and Shea Ping Yip 10 Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD); a useful tool for genomic characterization of different organisms - Lúcia Maria da Cunha Galvão and Eliane Lages-Silva 11 Quantification of mRNA using Real Time RT-PCR – the SYBR solution - David Sugden and Patricia de Winter 12 Quantitative Analysis of DNA Sequences by PCR and Solid Phase Sequencing – Anu Suomalainen and Ann-Christine Syvanen 13 MAPH (Multiplex Amplifiable Probe Hybridization) - Carolina Sismani, Ludmila Kousoulidou and Philippos C. Patsalis 14 Gene Expression Profiling - Arnis Druka, Robbie Waugh and Pete Hedley 15 Comparative Genomic Hybridization in Clinical and Medical Research – Peng-Hui Wang, Yann-Jang Chen and Chi-Hung Lin 16Subtractive Hybridization – Craig Winstanley 17 Fluorescence in situ Hybridization - Jane Bayani and Jeremy A. Squire 18 Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping to Identify Genes for Complex Traits in Mice - Jonathan D. Smith 19 cDNA Microarrays – Phillip G. Febbo 20 Mapping Techniques – Simon G. Gregory 21 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Overview – Nameeta Shah 22 Bioinformatics Tools for Gene and Protein Sequence Analysis– Bernd H.A. Rehm and Frank Reinecke PART B: PROTEIN AND CELL METHODS 23. Protein Electrophoresis - David Sheehan and Siobhan O’Sullivan 24. Protein blotting - Patricia Gravel 25. Capillary electrophoresis of proteins - Mark Strege 26. Autoradiography and fluorography - Bronwen Harvey 27. Mass spectrometry of proteins & peptides - Kenneth G. Standing 28. Post-translational modifications - Christoph Kannicht and Birte Fuchs 29. Protein microarray technology - Charlotte H. Clarke and Eric T. Fung 30. Protein-protein interactions - Hae Ryoun Park, Lisa Montoya Cockrell, Yuhong Du, Andrea Kasinski, Jonathan Havel, Jing Zhao, Francisca Reyes-Turcu, Keith Wilkinson and Haian Fu 31. Glycoprotein analysis - Terry Butters and David C.A. Neville 32. Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis - Mare Cudic and Gregg B. Fields 33. Monoclonal antibodies - Zhong J. Zhang and Maher Albitar 34. Antibody Phage display - Rob Aitken 35. Protein engineering - Thomas Willemsen, Urs B. Hagemann, Eva M. Jouaux, Sabine Stebel, Jody M. Mason, Kristian M. Müller and Katja M. Arndt 36. Directed protein evolution - Sabine C. Stebel, Annette Gaida, Katja M. Arndt and Kristian M. Müller 37. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay - John Crowther 38. Epitope mapping - Glenn E. Morris 39.

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