Fundamental Laboratory Approaches for Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2e / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 08/02/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 40%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $51.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 53%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $51.55   
  • New (9) from $87.15   
  • Used (13) from $51.55   


Ninfa/Ballou/Benore is a solid biochemistry lab manual, dedicatedto developing research skills in students, allowing them to learntechniques and develop the organizational approaches necessary toconduct laboratory research.

Ninfa/Ballou/Benore focuses on basic biochemistry laboratorytechniques with a few molecular biology exercises, a reflection ofmost courses which concentrate on traditional biochemistryexperiments and techniques. The manual also includes anintroduction to ethics in the laboratory, uncommon in similarmanuals. Most importantly, perhaps, is the authors' three-prongedapproach to encouraging students to think like a researchscientist: first, the authors introduce the scientific method andthe hypothesis as a framework for developing conclusiveexperiments; second, the manual's experiments are designed tobecome increasingly complex in order to teach more advancedtechniques and analysis; finally, gradually, the students arerequired to devise their own protocols. In this way, students andinstructors are able to break away from a "cookbook" approach andto think and investigate for themselves.

Suitable for lower-level and upper-level courses; Ninfa spansthese courses and can also be used for some first-year graduatework.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470087664
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 199,052
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started in Scientific Research.

1.1 The Difference Between Experiments and Demonstration.

1.2 Philosophy and Design of Experiments.

1.3 Designing Informative Experiments.

1.4 Ethics in Science.

1.5 Keeping a Laboratory Notebook.

1.6 Laboratory Reports.

1.7 Presentation and Analysis of Data.

1.8 The Minisymposium.

Chapter 2: Basic Procedures in the BiochemistryLaboratory.

2.1 Laboratory Safety.

2.2 Special Safety Procedures Are Required for Using RadioactiveMaterials and Operating the Autoclave.

2.3 Measurement of Weights, Volumes, and pH.

2.4 Various Instruments Used.

2.5 Other General Techniques.

2.6 Solutions and Dilutions.

2.7 Buffers and pH.

2.8 Appendix Calculating Titration Curves for Polyprotic Acidsand Other Multiple Binding Site Receptors.

2.9 Equipment Used in This Course.

Chapter 3: Spectroscopic Methods.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Design and Properties of Spectrophotometers.

3.3 Effects of Spectral Bandpass and Stray Light.

3.4 Recording Spectrophotometers.

3.5 Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

3.6 Chromogenic and Fluorogenic Reactions Used for Analysis.

3.7 Other Spectroscopic Techniques.

3.8 Mass Spectrometry (MS).

Experiments 3-1 to 3-3.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 3.

Chapter 4: Quantification of Protein Concentration.

4.1 Purposes of Protein Quantification.

4.2 Factors to Consider in Choosing an Assay.

4.3 Non-Colorimetric Procedures for Quantification ofProteins.

4.4 Colorimetric Procedures for Quantification of Proteins.

Experiment 4-1.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 4.

Chapter 5: Chromatography.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Gel-Filtration (Size Exclusion or Gel-Permeation)Chromatography.

5.3 Affinity Chromatography.

5.4 Ion-Exchange Chromatography.

5.5 Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography.

Experiments 5-1 and 5-2.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 5.

Chapter 6: Gel Electrophoresis of Proteins.

6.1 Process of Electrophoresis.

6.2 Polyacrylamide Gels.

6.3 SDS-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) ofProteins.

6.4 Detection of Proteins in SDS-Polyacrylamide Gels.

6.5 Applications of SDS-PAGE.

Experiments 6-1 and 6-2.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 6.

Chapter 7: Overview of Protein Purification.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Development of a Suitable Assay Procedure.

7.3 Time, Temperature, and Yield.

7.4 Selection of the Best Source Material.

7.5 Solubilization of the Protein.

7.6 Initial Steps of Purification.

7.7 Developing a Series of High-Resolution ChromatographicSteps.

7.8 Methods Used to Change Buffer and Concentrate ProteinSamples.

7.9 A Logical Series of Steps.

7.10 Storage of the Purified Protein.

7.11 The Protein Purification Table.

Chapter 8: Subcellular Fractionation.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Structural Organization of Prokaryotic and EukaryoticCells.

8.3 Overview of Fractionation Protocols.

Reagents and Equipment Needed for Chapter 8.

Chapter 9: Isolation and Characterization of TheEnzyme-alkaline phosphatase from EscHerichia Coli.

9.1 Objectives.

9.2 Introduction and Basic Principles.

9.3 Purification of Alkaline Phosphatase.

9.4 Characterization of Purified Alkaline Phosphatase.

Appendix 9-1 Assay of Alkaline Phosphatase.

Reagents and Equipment Needed for Chapter 9.

Chapter 10: Enzyme Kinetics.

10.1 Why Use Steady-State Kinetics?

10.2 Steady-State Kinetics Principles.

10.3 The Significance of Km and Vmax.

10.4 Graphical Analysis.

10.5 Competitive, "Noncompetitive," and "Uncompetitive"Inhibitors.

Experiments 10-1 to 10-3.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 10.

Chapter 11: Ligand Binding.

11.1 Ligand Binding Is the Key to Most Biological Processes.

11.2 Analysis of Ligand Binding at Equilibrium.

11.3 Digression on Regression.

11.4 Effects of the Concentrations of L and R.

11.5 Effects of Two Sites and Cooperative Behavior.

11.6 Analysis of the Kinetics of Ligand Binding.

11.7 Methods Used to Study Receptor-Ligand Interactions.

Experiments 11-1 and 11-2.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 11.

Chapter 12: Enzymatic Methods of Analysis.

12.1 Enzymatic Analysis of Substrates.

12.2 Assays for Enzymatic Activity.

12.3 Practical Considerations.

12.4 Coupled Assays.

12.5 Experiments with Pyridine Nucleotide-Requiring Enzymes.

Experiments 12-1 to 12-4.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 12.

Appendix 12-1: Sample Calculations.

Chapter 13: Recombinant DNA Techniques.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Properties of Nucleic Acids.

 13.3 Strategy of Recombinant DNA Techniques.

13.4 Cutting and Splicing DNA.

13.5 Gel Electrophoresis of DNA.

13.6 Introducing DNA into Cells.

13.7 Identifying Transformed Cells.

13.8 Vectors, Hosts, and Libraries for Recombinant DNAExperiments.

13.9 Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology.

Experiments 13-1 to 13-4.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 13.

Chapter 14: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)Technology.

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 Principle of the PCR Method.

14.3 The Three Steps of PCR Are Controlled by Temperature.

14.4 Applications of PCR.

14.5 Legal and Ethical Issues.

Experiments 14-1 to 14-6.

Reagents Needed for Chapter 14.

Chapter 15: Using the Computer and the Internet forBiochemical Research and Communication.

15.1 Introduction to the World Wide Web (the Internet).

15.2 Information on the Internet Useful to Biochemists.

15.3 Literature and Data Searches.

15.4 Visualization of Molecular Structures.

15.5 Other Useful Information.

15.6 Homework Assignment.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)