Isoelectric focusing (IEF) is a high-resolution, stand-alone technique that can be used as an analytical method or tool for protein purification. The only current book on the market, the Handbook of Isoelectric Focusing and Proteomics is the ideal 'one-stop' source for germane information in this discipline. This highly practical book also contains chapters on alternative methods that may pave the way in the search for efficient techniques for fractionating and purifying proteins. Complete with the history of IEF focusing to authors' insights and practical tips, this book is a must for anyone working in proteomics. * Is the only current book available on the subject * Includes author insights and practical tips * Is an ideal single source for students and researchers working in proteomics
Low-Abundance Proteome Discovery addresses the most critical challenge in biomarker discovery and progress: the identification of low-abundance proteins. The book describes an original strategy developed by the authors that permits the detection of protein species typically found in very low abundance and that may yield valuable clues to future discoveries. Known as combinatorial peptide ligand libraries, these new methodologies are one of the hottest topics related to the study of proteomics and have applications in medical diagnostics, food quality, and plant analysis. The book is written for university and industry scientists starting proteomic studies of complex matrices (e.g., biological fluids, biopsies, recalcitrant plant tissues, foodstuff, and beverage analysis), researchers doing wet chemistry, and graduate-level students in the areas of analytical and biochemistry, biology, and genetics. Covers methodologies for enhancing the visibility of low-abundance proteins which, until now, has been the biggest challenge in biomarker progress Includes detailed protocols that address real-life needs in laboratory practice Addresses all applications, including human disease, food and beverage safety, and the discovery of new proteins/peptides of importance in nutraceutics Compiles the research and analytic protocols of the two scientists who are credited with the discovery of these landmark methodologies, also known as combinatorial peptide ligand libraries, for the identification of low-abundance proteins
It is generally recognized that the commercial success of biotechnology products is highly dependent on the successful development and application of high-powered separation and purification methods. In this practical and authoritative handbook, the separation of proteins, nucleic acids, and oligonucleotides from biological matrices is covered from analytical to process scales. Also included in a chapter on the separation of monoclonal antibodies, which have found numerous uses as therapeutic and diagnostic agents. Analytical techniques include an interesting montage of chromatographic methods, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, and mass spectrometry. Among separation and purification methods, liquid-liquid distribution, displacement chromatography, expanded bed adsorption, membrane chromatography, and simulated moving bed chromatography are covered at length. Regulatory and economic considerations are addressed, as are plant and process equipment and engineering process control. A chapter on future developments highlights the application of DNA chip arrays as well as evolving methodologies for a large number of drugs that are under development for treatment of cancer, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease. Handbook of Bioseparations serves as an essential reference and guidebook for separation scientists working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, academia, and government laboratories. Key Features * Covers bioseparations of proteins, nucleic acids, and monoclonal antibodies * Encompasses both analytical and process-scale methods * Elucidates the importance of engineering process control * Details selection of plant and process equipment * Addresses economic considerations * Discusses future developments
Hands-on researchers describe in step-by-step detail a wide range of proven laboratory methods and bioinformatics tools essential for analysis of the proteome. These cutting-edge techniques (73 in all) addresses such important tasks as sample preparation, 2D-PAGE, gel staining, protein expression profiling, identifying protein-protein interactions, and protein chip tehcnology, as well as a range of newly developed methodologies for determing the structure and function of a protein, including novel mass spectrometry and LC-MS techniques, protein array technology, and a variety of structural and functional proteomics techniques needed to determine the function of newly discovered protein sequences.
Although capillary electrophoresis (CE) technology has evolved quickly from the research laboratory into practical application in numerous fields, many scientists still debate its merits. While the body of international CE literature continues to expand dramatically, experts still question whether it has provided the speed, resolving power, peak capacity, sensitivity, robustness, and cost-reduction promised by its pioneers. Responding to these criticisms, this third edition brings together cutting-edge researchers to demonstrate the utility of CE across a broad spectrum of disciplines including— Forensic science Medical diagnostics Pharmaceutical science Genetic analysis Biotechnology Fluid mechanics Environmental science Biomedical research Nanotechnology Proteomics Detailed Analysis of New Methodologies and Applications Eagerly awaited by researchers and technicians who transformed the first two editions into bestsellers, this latest volume once again delivers. Emphasizing microseparations and microfluidics, the Handbook of Capillary and Microchip Electrophoresis, Third Edition features new chapters describing the use of microchip electrophoresis and associated microtechniques, with a focus on the extraordinary breadth of work undertaken to expand CE methodologies in recent years. Aided by contributions from leading international experts, this text remains a seminal reference for numerous chemistry, biology, and engineering fields.
Recognized as the definitive book in laboratory medicine since 1908, Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, edited by Richard A. McPherson, MD and Matthew R. Pincus, MD, PhD, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pathology reference that gives you state-of-the-art guidance on lab test selection and interpretation of results. Revisions throughout keep you current on the latest topics in the field, such as biochemical markers of bone metabolism, clinical enzymology, pharmacogenomics, and more! A user-friendly full-color layout puts all the latest, most essential knowledge at your fingertips. Update your understanding of the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Get optimal test results with guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention as well as cost-effective test selection. Reference the information you need quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout, many new color illustrations and visual aids, and an organization by organ system. Master all the latest approaches in clinical laboratory medicine with new and updated coverage of: the chemical basis for analyte assays and common interferences; lipids and dyslipoproteinemia; markers in the blood for cardiac injury evaluation and related stroke disorders; coagulation testing for antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin and clopidogrel; biochemical markers of bone metabolism; clinical enzymology; hematology and transfusion medicine; medical microbiology; body fluid analysis; and many other rapidly evolving frontiers in the field. Effectively monitor the pace of drug clearing in patients undergoing pharmacogenomic treatments with a new chapter on this groundbreaking new area. Apply the latest best practices in clinical laboratory management with special chapters on organization, work flow, quality control, interpretation of results, informatics, financial management, and establishing a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Confidently prepare for the upcoming recertification exams for clinical pathologists set to begin in 2016.