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Aptamers Selected by Cell-SELEX for Theranostics

Editors: Tan, Weihong, Fang, Xiaohong (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive description of the state of the art in aptamers
  • Addresses both the technical and biomedical aspects of aptamer selection using intact systems
  • Describes the current biomedical applications of aptamers, emphasizing their practicality and utility in the era of molecular medicine
  • Discusses the wide range of applications for aptamers in chemistry, biology, the environment and most importantly molecular medicine
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About this book

This edited volume describes cell-SELEX as the fundamental tool used to generate aptamer molecules for a wide range of applications in molecular medicine, bioanalysis and chemical biology. Easily integrated into the natural heterogeneous cell matrix, aptamers can be effectively used in theranostics, bioanalysis, environment detection and biomedical studies. The book gathers reviews that reflect the latest advances in the field of aptamers and consists in fourteen chapters demonstrating essential examples of these aptamers and aptamer-nanomaterial assemblies, depending on the types of applications and biological systems. It also includes a separate chapter on the utilization of aptamers in real clinics and what will be required to achieve this significant goal. The book will be both appealing and useful to a broad audience, including biologists, bioscientists, and clinicians whose interests range from chemistry and biomedical engineering to cell and molecular biology and biotechnology.

Weihong Tan is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Hunan University, China and also a University of Florida Distinguished Professor and V.T. and Louis Jackson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida, USA.

Xiaohong Fang is a Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

About the authors

Prof. Weihong Tan received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1993. He was then named a Distinguished Postdoctoral Researcher by the US-DOE and worked at the Ames Laboratory. In 1996, he joined the University of Florida as an assistant professor of chemistry and was promoted to associate professor (2001), full professor (2003) and distinguished professor (2012). He was named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor (2004) and V. T and Louis Jackson Endowed Professor (2008 till now). Prof. Tan is also a professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Hunan University. Tan’s group has developed research programs in chemical biology, bioanalysis, molecular engineering, bionanotechnology and biomedical engineering. Currently, the Tan group is working on synthesizing a variety of DNA probes for biomedical studies and for DNA nanomotors, in developing new nanomaterials and bionanotechnology for bioanalysis, molecular imaging and drug delivery and in elucidating the molecular basis of diseases such as cancers using a chemical biology approach. His work has been recognized by many awards, including the Pittcon Achievement Award in 2004 and the ACS Florida Award in 2012 for outstanding contributions to chemical sciences. Prof. Tan has published extensively in the field of bioanalysis, chemical biology, molecular engineering and bionanotechnology with more than 390 papers with an H-index of 88 and more than 22,500 citations. He also owns 24 patents. He is selected as “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014”.

Prof. Xiaohong Fang received her Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry at Peking University (China) in 1996. After one-year postdoctoral work at the University of Waterloo (Canada), she then worked as a research associate at the University of Florida (USA) from 1998 to 2001 in Prof. Weihong Tan’s group. She was recruited to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) under the "Hundred Talents Program" in December 2001 and became a professor of Chemistry at the CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry. Her main research interest is the development of new biophysical and bioanalytical methods for real-time protein detection and for the study of biomolecular interaction at the single molecule level. This includes: single-molecule imaging of protein dynamics in living cells, biomolecular interaction study by single-molecule force microscopy, novel aptamer-based molecular probes for real-time protein recognition and nanobiosenor development. She has published over 150 papers and has 18 granted patents. Her awards include Chinese National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from NSFC, Distinguished Young Investigator Award from Chinese Chemical Society, and Distinguished Hundred Talents Scholar Award from CAS, etc.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Aptamer and Cell-SELEX

    Zhao, Libo (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Cell-SELEX: Aptamer Selection Against Whole Cells

    Shangguan, Dihua (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • Unnatural Nucleic Acids for Aptamer Selection

    Zhang, Liqin

    Pages 35-65

  • Cell-Specific Aptamer Characterization

    Chen, Tao (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

  • Molecular Engineering to Enhance Aptamer Functionality

    Han, Da (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46226-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46225-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52607-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aptamers Selected by Cell-SELEX for Theranostics
Editors
  • Weihong Tan
  • Xiaohong Fang
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46226-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46226-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46225-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52607-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 352
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
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