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Bioanalytics: Analytical Methods and Concepts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bioanalytics: Analytical Methods and Concepts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Friedrich Lottspeich (Editor), Joachim Engels (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-69446-4

Mar 2018

1000 pages


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Analytical methods are the essential enabling tools of the modern biosciences. This book presents a comprehensive introduction into these analytical methods, including their physical and chemical backgrounds, as well as a discussion of the strengths and weakness of each method. It covers all major techniques for the determination and experimental analysis of biological macromolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.

The presentation includes frequent cross-references in order to highlight the many connections between different techniques. The book provides a bird´s eye view of the entire subject and enables the reader to select the most appropriate method for any given bioanalytical challenge. This makes the book a handy resource for students and researchers in setting up and evaluating experimental research. The depth of the analysis and the comprehensive nature of the coverage mean that there is also a great deal of new material, even for experienced experimentalists.

The following techniques are covered in detail:

- Purification and determination of proteins
- Measuring enzymatic activity
- Microcalorimetry
- Immunoassays, affinity chromatography and other immunological methods
- Cross-linking, cleavage, and chemical modification of proteins
- Light microscopy, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy
- Chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques
- Protein sequence and composition analysis
- Mass spectrometry methods
- Measuring protein-protein interactions
- Biosensors
- NMR and EPR of biomolecules
- Electron microscopy and X-ray structure analysis
- Carbohydrate and lipid analysis
- Analysis of posttranslational modifications
- Isolation and determination of nucleic acids
- DNA hybridization techniques
- Polymerase chain reaction techniques
- DNA sequence and epigenetic modification analysis
- Analysis of protein-nucleic acid interactions
- Analysis of sequence data
- Proteomics, metabolomics, peptidomics and toponomics
- Chemical biology

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1. Bioanalysis
1.1 Paradigm change in Biochemistry: from protein biochemistry to systems biology
1.2 Methods as driver in scientific progress
2. Protein purification
3. Protein determination
4. Enzymatic activity testing
5. Microcalorimetry
6. Immunologic techniques
7. Chemical modification of proteins and protein complexes
8. Spectroscopy
9. Microscopy ? Imaging
10. Cleavage of proteins
11. Chromatographic separation methods
12. Electrophoretic techniques
13. Capillary electrophoresis
14. Amino acid analysis
15. Protein sequence analysis
16. Mass spectrometry
17. Protein-protein interactions
18. Biosensors
19. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of biomolecules
20. Electron microscopy
21. Scanning force microscopy
22. X-Ray structure analysis
23. Analysis of synthetic peptides
24. Carbohydrate analysis
25. Lipid analysis
26. Analysis of posttranslational modifications
27. Isolation and Purification of nucleic acids
28. Preparation of nucleic acids
29. Techniques for the Hybridization and Detection of Nucleic Acids
30. PCR
31. DNA Sequence analysis
32. Analysis of epigenetic modifications
33. Protein-nucleic acid interactions
34. Sequence analysis
35. Analysis of active RNA synthesis
36. Hybridization of fluorescent DNA in genome analysis in molecular cytogenetic
37. Physical and genetic gene mapping
38. Differential gen activity
39. DNA microarray technology
40. The Use of Oligonucleotides as Tools in Cell Biology
41. Proteome analysis
42. Metabolomics and Peptidomics
43. Interactomics ? systematic protein-protein interactions
44. Chemical Biology
45. Toponom analysis