Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols

Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols

by Ray H. Gavin
     
 

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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

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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the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes that provide unpublished technical information on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.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.

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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)

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A collection of methods that utilize biochemistry, immunology, genetics, microscopy, and image analysis for investigating cytoskeleton structure and function. The protocols utilize several model systems in a variety of organisms, including and . The manual consists of 22 chapters with such topics as: an inverse PCR strategy to clone large contiguous genomic DNA fragments, computer-assisted systems for the analysis of amoeboid cell mobility, an actin-specific reagent that promotes actin polymerization, the use of green fluorescent protein, and detergent-extracted models for the study of cilia or flagella. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617796494
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
07/12/2012
Series:
Methods in Molecular Biology Series, #586
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2010
Pages:
391
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

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