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Methods in Molecular Biology

Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols

Editors: Gavin, Ray H. (Ed.)

  • Covers a wide range of live-cell imaging techniques
  • Detailed methods for SEM and TEM analysis of cytoskeleton components
  • Techniques for imaging the plant cytoskeleton
  • Cutting-edge protocols for quantitative fluorescence microscopy
  • Presents proteomic tools for cytoskeleton research
  • Comprehensive protocols for qualitative and quantitative analyses of cell and organelle motility
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In the ten years since the publication of the first edition, great advances in fluorescent labeling, optics, and sample preparation have significantly improved the imaging capability of microscopy, allowing for a continual refinement of our understanding of the cytoskeleton as a dynamic synergy of components. In Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols, Second Edition, internationally renowned experts present techniques which reflect many of the recent technological advances in experimental tools for cytoskeleton research with emphasis on animal, plant, protist, and fungal model systems. This cutting-edge volume contains methods for live-cell imaging, fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, analysis of cell and organelle motility, isolation of cytoskeleton components, and proteomics, amongst other topics. As a volume in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, chapters incorporate introductions to their respective subjects, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes that provide unpublished technical information on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Up-to-date and comprehensive, Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols, Second Edition serves as an ideal guide to scientists who wish to continue this fruitful and important biological research.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“In this second edition it is particularly stressed the cytoskeleton study at the different levels of life organization … . chapters incorporate a clear introduction, a useful lists of the necessary materials and reagents and the usual (so appreciated by beginners) step-by-step laboratory protocols to avoid the troubleshooting and pitfalls of the bench journey. Cell and developmental biologists are the primary targets as an audience … .” (Carlo Alberto Redi, European Journal of Histochemistry, Spring, 2010)

“The book contains an interesting mix of chapters some of which cover basic concepts and ideas that are easily transferrable to other systems and others that are more specialised. … overall the book contains many useful nuggets of information and will be very useful for anyone wanting to try out a new technique or approach covered by the various chapters.” (Michelle Peckham, Infocus Magazine, Issue 21, March, 2011)

“This second edition of Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols … has the chapters written by different authors. Those authors which have highly experienced and are widely recognized as experts in their fields show in this book detailed protocols combining biochemistry, immunology, genetics, microscopy, and image analysis with integrative approaches for investigations of cytoskeleton components. Each protocol is provided with step-by-step instructions and informative notes that lead both novice and experienced investigators to a successful use. … serve as an ideal guide to different kind of investigators.” (Ricardo Ambrósio Fock, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 47 (2), Summer, 2011)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • High Resolution Multimode Light Microscopy of Cell Migration: Long-Term Imaging and Analysis

    Wöllert, Torsten (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Imaging the Cytoskeleton in Live Xenopus laevis Embryos

    Woolner, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • Live-Cell Imaging of the Cytoskeleton and Mitochondrial–Cytoskeletal Interactions in Budding Yeast

    Swayne, Theresa C. (et al.)

    Pages 41-68

  • Jasplakinolide: An Actin-Specific Reagent that Promotes Actin Polymerization

    Holzinger, Andreas

    Pages 71-87

  • Analysis of Centrosome Function and Microtubule Dynamics by Time-Lapse Microscopy in Xenopus Egg Extracts

    Wiese, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 89-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Ray H. Gavin
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
586
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-376-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-376-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-375-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-649-4
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 391
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 161 in the series: Methods in Molecular Biology
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