From the reviews of the 3rd Edition... "The standard reference for anyone interested in understanding flow cytometry technology." American Journal of Clinical Oncology "...one of the most valuable of its genre and...addressed to a wide audience?written in such an attractive way, being both informative and stimulating." Trends in Cell Biology This reference explains the science and discusses the vast biomedical applications of quantitative analytical cytology using laser-activated detection and cell sorting. Now in its fourth edition, this text has been expanded to provide full coverage of the broad spectrum of applications in molecular biology and biotechnology today. New to this edition are chapters on automated analysis of array technologies, compensation, high-speed sorting, reporter molecules, and multiplex and apoptosis assays, along with fully updated and revised references and a list of suppliers.
Flow cytometry continually amazes scientists with its ever-expanding utility. Advances in flow cytometry have opened new directions in theoretical science, clinical diagnosis, and medical practice. The new edition of Flow Cytometry: First Principles provides a thorough update of this now classic text, reflecting innovations in the field while outlining the fundamental elements of instrumentation, sample preparation, and data analysis. Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition explains the basic principles of flow cytometry, surveying its primary scientific and clinical applications and highlighting state-of-the-art techniques at the frontiers of research. This edition contains extensive revisions of all chapters, including new discussions on fluorochrome and laser options for multicolor analysis, an additionalsection on apoptosis in the chapter on DNA, and new chapters onintracellular protein staining and cell sorting, including high-speed sorting and alternative sorting methods, as well as traditional technology. This essential resource: Assumes no prior knowledge of flow cytometry Progresses with an informal, engaging lecture style from simpleto more complex concepts Offers a clear introduction to new vocabulary, principles of instrumentation, and strategies for data analysis Emphasizes the theory relevant to all flow cytometry, with examples from a variety of clinical and scientific fields Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition provides scientists, clinicians, technologists, and students with the knowledge necessary for beginning the practice of flow cytometry and for understanding related literature.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of a widely used practical guide to flow cytometry describes in step-by-step detail an array of time proven and cutting-edge techniques much needed in today's advanced laboratories. These readily reproducible methods deploy emerging flow cytometry technologies in many new applications, especially in the field of stem cells, functional genomics and proteomics, and microbiology. Here, the aspiring investigator will find methods for the characterization of stem/progenitor cells by monitoring the efflux of fluorescent dyes and the elucidation of signal transduction pathways using phospho-specific antibodies. There are also techniques for monitoring gene transfer and expression using fluorescent protein technology, high throughput screening for discovery of novel protein interactions, phenotypic and functional characterization of T cell subsets and precursors, and microbial flow cytometry, to highlight but some of the many useful procedures.
The new edition promises a completely current overview of this increasingly commonplace technology. With every chapter either completely reworked or significantly updated to include the latest developments and new contributions from 10 new international authorities, this will be the go-to resource on clinical flow cytometry for years to come. More than that it promises to deliver a uniquely engaging learning experience with a bonus CD filled with real-world cases and interpretations. Drs. Carey and McCoy bring the new edition of 'Flow Cytometry in Clinical Diagnosis' alive with the bonus CD, which includes data from actual flow analysis and patient samples for 39 cases.
This detailed volume for the first time explores techniques and protocols involving quantitative imaging flow cytometry (IFC), which has revolutionized our ability to analyze cells, cellular clusters, and populations in a remarkable fashion. Beginning with an introduction to technology, the book continues with sections addressing protocols for studies on the cell nucleus, nucleic acids, and FISH techniques using an IFC instrument, immune response analysis and drug screening, IFC protocols for apoptosis and cell death analysis, as well as morphological analysis and the identification of rare cells. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Imaging Flow Cytometry: Methods and Protocols will be a critical source for all laboratories seeking to implement IFC in their research studies.
Practical Immunology is a basic text aimed at immunology students and researchers at all levels who need a comprehensive overview of the methodology of immunology. The rapid and startling innovations in immunology over the past two decades have their root in sound experimental practice and it has always been the aim of this book to educate researchers in the design and performance of complex techniques. It will appeal to students of immunlogy, graduate students embarking on bench science, or specialised immunologists who need to use an immunological technique outside their sphere of expertise. The definitive lab "bench book". A one stop resource. Techniques explained from first principles. Basic forms of apparatus described in detail. Totally revised with new user friendly layout to aid use in the lab. Includes useful hints and tips.
In 1987 the Electron Microscopy Society of America (EMSA) going to drive important scientific discoveries across wide areas under the leadership of J. P. Revel (Cal Tech) initiated a major of physiology, cellular biology and neurobiology. They had been program to present a discussion of recent advances in light looking for a forum in which they could advance the state of microscopy as part of the annual meeting. The result was three the art of confocal microscopy, alert manufacturers to the lim special LM sessions at the Milwaukee meeting in August 1988: itations of current instruments, and catalyze progress toward The LM Forum, organized by me, and Symposia on Confocal new directions in confocal instrument development. LM, organized by G. Schatten (Madison), and on Integrated These goals were so close to those of the EMSA project that Acoustic/LM/EM organized by C. Rieder (Albany). In addition, the two groups decided to join forces with EMSA to provide there was an optical micro-analysis session emphasizing Raman the organization and the venue for a Confocal Workshop and techniques, organized by the Microbeam Analysis Society, for NSF to provide the financial support for the speakers expenses a total of 40 invited and 30 contributed papers on optical tech and for the publication of extended abstracts.
Proteins: Structure and Function is a comprehensive introduction to the study of proteins and their importance to modern biochemistry. Each chapter addresses the structure and function of proteins with a definitive theme designed to enhance student understanding. Opening with a brief historical overview of the subject the book moves on to discuss the ‘building blocks’ of proteins and their respective chemical and physical properties. Later chapters explore experimental and computational methods of comparing proteins, methods of protein purification and protein folding and stability. The latest developments in the field are included and key concepts introduced in a user-friendly way to ensure that students are able to grasp the essentials before moving on to more advanced study and analysis of proteins. An invaluable resource for students of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Medicine and Chemistry providing a modern approach to the subject of Proteins.
Steven C. Specter,Richard L. Hodinka,Danny L. Wiedbrauk,Stephen A. Young
Author: Steven C. Specter,Richard L. Hodinka,Danny L. Wiedbrauk,Stephen A. Young
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press
A comprehensive and updated volume for the clinical virologist. • Details laboratory procedures for detecting and handling viruses, from specimen requirements and quality assurance to virus detection and identification, from the fundamentals through the latest molecular methods. • Presents the most current knowledge on the wide range of specific viral pathogens. • Includes information on services provided by federal and state public health virology laboratories. • Provides essential information for clinicians and laboratory virologists.
Basic Science Methods for Clinical Researchers addresses the specific challenges faced by clinicians without a conventional science background. The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to core experimental methods commonly used to answer questions in basic science research and to outline their relative strengths and limitations in generating conclusive data. This book will be a vital companion for clinicians undertaking laboratory-based science. It will support clinicians in the pursuit of their academic interests and in making an original contribution to their chosen field. In doing so, it will facilitate the development of tomorrow's clinician scientists and future leaders in discovery science. Serves as a helpful guide for clinical researchers who lack a conventional science background Organized around research themes pertaining to key biological molecules, from genes, to proteins, cells, and model organisms Features protocols, techniques for troubleshooting common problems, and an explanation of the advantages and limitations of a technique in generating conclusive data Appendices provide resources for practical research methodology, including legal frameworks for using stem cells and animals in the laboratory, ethical considerations, and good laboratory practice (GLP)
Robert R. Rich,Thomas A. Fleisher,William T. Shearer,Harry W. Schroeder Jr.,Anthony J. Frew,Cornelia M. Weyand
Author: Robert R. Rich,Thomas A. Fleisher,William T. Shearer,Harry W. Schroeder Jr.,Anthony J. Frew,Cornelia M. Weyand
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Offer your patients the best possible care with clear, reliable guidance from one of the most respected and trusted resources in immunology. Authoritative answers from internationally renowned leaders in the field equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. Depend on authoritative information from leading experts in the field who equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. Focus on the information that’s most relevant to your daily practice through a highly clinical focus and an extremely practical organization that expedites access to the answers you need. Stay at the forefront of your field with cutting-edge coverage of the human genome project, immune-modifier drugs, and many other vital.
Francesco M. Sacerdoti,Antonio Giordano,Carlo Cavaliere
Author: Francesco M. Sacerdoti,Antonio Giordano,Carlo Cavaliere
Publisher: Humana Press
This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the application of image analysis focusing on the techniques which can be used in every biology and medical laboratory to automate procedures of cell analysis and to create statistics very useful for a comprehension of cell growth dynamics and the effects of drugs on them. This textbook will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in, cell analysis. It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information. Advanced Imaging Techniques in Clinical Pathology will be of great value to clinical pathologists, biologists, biology researchers, and those working in the clinical and biological laboratory arena.
Flow cytometry forms an integral part of both basic biological research and clinical diagnosis in pathology. This straightforward new volume provides a clear, easy-to-read, and practical manual for both clinicians and non-clinicians at all levels of their careers. The chapter topics range from basic principles to more advanced subjects, such as apoptosis and cell sorting. The book charts the history, development and basic principles of flow cytometry.
An important reference which provides an overview of the current and recently introduced methodologies for testing the immunotoxic risks in drug candidates Helps readers understand the significance of the methods and approaches to immunotoxicology testing Aids drug scientists in industry and regulatory areas to consolidate approaches to immunotox testing Offers a definitive assessment of nonclinical models to study the toxic impacts (bio)pharmaceuticals can have on the immune system Includes chapter authors from across the pharma industry, bringing a real-world and applied perspective to immunotox testing
Blood Cells has been written with both the practising haematologist and the trainee in mind. It aims to provide a guide for use in the diagnostic haematology laboratory, covering methods of collection of blood specimens, blood film preparation and staining, the principles of manual and automated blood counts and the assessment of the morphological features of blood cells. The practising haematologist should find this book sufficiently comprehensive to be a reference source while, at the same time, the trainee haematologist and biomedical scientist should find it a straightforward and practical bench manual. Enables both the haematologist and laboratory scientist to identify blood cell features, from the most common to the more obscure Provides essential information on methods of collection, blood film preparation and staining, together with the principles of manual and automated blood counts Completely revised and updated, incorporating much newly published information: now includes advice on further tests when a specific diagnosis is suspected Four hundred high quality photographs to aid with blood cell identification Highlights the purpose and clinical relevance of haematology laboratory tests throughout
John P. Greer,Daniel A. Arber,Bertil Glader,Alan F. List,Robert T. Means,Frixos Paraskevas,George M. Rodgers
Author: John P. Greer,Daniel A. Arber,Bertil Glader,Alan F. List,Robert T. Means,Frixos Paraskevas,George M. Rodgers
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
With the 13th edition, Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology once again bridges the gap between the clinical practice of hematology and the basic foundations of science. Broken down into eight parts, this book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of: Laboratory Hematology, The Normal Hematologic System, Transfusion Medicine, Disorders of Red Cells, Hemostasis and Coagulation; Benign Disorders of Leukocytes, The Spleen and/or Immunoglobulins; Hematologic Malignancies, and Transplantation. Within these sections, there is a heavy focus on the morphological exam of the peripheral blood smear, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other tissues. With the knowledge about gene therapy and immunotherapy expanding, new, up-to-date information about the process and application of these therapies is included. Likewise, the editors have completely revised material on stem cell transplantation in regards to both malignant and benign disorders, graft versus host disease, and the importance of long-term follow-up of transplantation survivors.
"Great book! Excellent compilation. From history of the very early days of flow cytometers to the latest unique unconventional microflow cytometers. From commercialization philosophy to cutting edge engineering designs. From fluid mechanics to optics to electronic circuit considerations. Well balanced and comprehensive." --Shuichi Takayama University of Michigan, USA.
David J. Suggett,Michael A. Borowitzka,Ondrej Prášil
Author: David J. Suggett,Michael A. Borowitzka,Ondrej Prášil
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Measurements of variable chlorophyll fluorescence have revolutionised global research of photosynthetic bacteria, algae and plants and in turn assessment of the status of aquatic ecosystems, a success that has partly been facilitated by the widespread commercialisation of a suite of chlorophyll fluorometers designed for almost every application in lakes, rivers and oceans. Numerous publications have been produced as researchers and assessors have simultaneously sought to optimise protocols and practices for key organisms or water bodies; however, such parallel efforts have led to difficulties in reconciling processes and patterns across the aquatic sciences. This book follows on from the first international conference on “chlorophyll fluorescence in the aquatic sciences” (AQUAFLUO 2007): to bridge the gaps between the concept, measurement and application of chlorophyll fluorescence through the synthesis and integration of current knowledge from leading researchers and assessors as well as instrument manufacturers.