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Overview

Lorette Javois' timely new 2nd edition of Immunocytochemistry Methods revises and updates her widely acclaimed collection of step-by-step immunocytochemical methods, one that is now used in many biological and biomedical research programs. The methods are designed for researchers and clinicians who wish to visualize molecules in plant or animal embryos, tissue sections, cells, or organelles. In addition to cutting-edge protocols for purifying and preparing antibodies, light microscopic analysis, confocal microscopy, FACS, and electron microscopy, this revised edition contains many new methods for applying immunocytochemical techniques in the clinical laboratory and in combination with in situ hybridization.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Immunocytochemical Methods and Protocols offers a powerful collection of step-by-step immunocytochemical methods that can be used in many biological and biomedical disciplines in both research and clinical settings. Each protocol includes troubleshooting tips and alternative procedures, as well as informative explanations of why certain steps are necessary, and comprehensive lists of reagents and suppliers aids not usually found in standard journal recipes. Among the especially valuable protocols presented are those geared to preparing antibodies for staining procedures, light microscopic analysis, FACS, electron microscopy, and confocal microscopy. There are also protocols for nucleic acid immunocytochemistry, electron microscopic evaluation of antibody labeling using colloidal gold, and the use of antibodies for the differential diagnosis of tumors. Special applications arising from recent improvements in equipment design and technology among them laser microbeam workstations and automated immunostainers are also thoroughly presented.

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Reviewer: Richard D. Minshall, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This second edition provides detailed protocols for immunocytochemical localization of tissue constituents. The book is well balanced and suited for basic and clinical research scientists. Antibody preparation and purification, tissue and cell fixation, and fluorescent- and enzyme-conjugated antibody detection by light, confocal, and electron microscopy, as well as FACS analysis and in situ hybridization, are all covered. Examples of several protocols are given, providing the novice and expert researcher in any field of biology or medicine detailed protocols and solutions to pitfalls to ensure successful antigen localization and tissue morphology assessment.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide detailed protocols and guidance for conducting an immunocytochemical examination of tissue and cell constituents. This book provides a means of doing a "first" experiment with some assurance of success. The protocols are detailed enough to follow for the novice experimentalist, yet informative enough for the experienced investigator to adapt a new technique to his/her specific research questions.
Audience: Research scientists, technicians, and students who study or wish to localize tissue constituent, usually a protein, in the context of the whole cell or organ are the intended audiences for this book. The editor has successfully compiled this book for the intended readers. The editor and contributors are credible.
Features: The book contains protocols for antibody purification and conjugation to detection systems, tissue preparation and fixation for light, fluorescence, confocal, and electron microscopy, as well as FACS analysis and in situ hybridization. The protocol style format is useful for a first experiment. The illustrations are attractive and informative. The book as a whole is nicely done.
Assessment: I find this a very useful and practical addition to all fields of biology and medicine. It is very user friendly and should be a great reference for those designing experiments and writing.
Richard D. Minshall
This second edition provides detailed protocols for immunocytochemical localization of tissue constituents. The book is well balanced and suited for basic and clinical research scientists. Antibody preparation and purification, tissue and cell fixation, and fluorescent- and enzyme-conjugated antibody detection by light, confocal, and electron microscopy, as well as FACS analysis and in situ hybridization, are all covered. Examples of several protocols are given, providing the novice and expert researcher in any field of biology or medicine detailed protocols and solutions to pitfalls to ensure successful antigen localization and tissue morphology assessment. The purpose is to provide detailed protocols and guidance for conducting an immunocytochemical examination of tissue and cell constituents. This book provides a means of doing a "first" experiment with some assurance of success. The protocols are detailed enough to follow for the novice experimentalist, yet informative enough for the experienced investigator to adapt a new technique to his/her specific research questions. Research scientists, technicians, and students who study or wish to localize tissue constituent, usually a protein, in the context of the whole cell or organ are the intended audiences for this book. The editor has successfully compiled this book for the intended readers. The editor and contributors are credible. The book contains protocols for antibody purification and conjugation to detection systems, tissue preparation and fixation for light, fluorescence, confocal, and electron microscopy, as well as FACS analysis and in situ hybridization. The protocol style format is useful for a first experiment. Theillustrations are attractive and informative. The book as a whole is nicely done. I find this a very useful and practical addition to all fields of biology and medicine. It is very user friendly and should be a great reference for those designing experiments and writing.
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A collection of step-by-step immunocytochemical methods that can be used in many biological and biomedical disciplines in both research and clinical settings. Among the especially valuable protocols presented are those geared to preparing antibodies for staining procedures, light microscopic analysis, FACS, electron microscopy, and confocal microscopy. Each protocol includes troubleshooting tips and alternative procedures, as well as explanations of why certain steps are necessary, and comprehensive lists of reagents and suppliers. Plastic comb-binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896035706
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Series: Methods in Molecular Biology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 465
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Antibody Preparation: Overview of Antibody Use in Immunocytochemistry. Purification of Antibodies Using Ammonium Sulfate Fractionation or Gel Filtration. Purification of Antibodies Using Affinity Chromatography. Purification of Antibodies Using Protein A-Sepharose and FPLC. Conjugation of Fluorochromes to Antibodies. Biotinylation of Antibodies. Tissue Preparation for Light Microscopic Analyses. Overview of Cell Fixation and Permeabilization. Preparation of Frozen Sections for Analysis. Processing of Cell-Touch Preparations. Processing of Cytological Specimens. Processing of Tissue-Culture Cells. Processing of Tissue Specimens. Light Microscopic Detection Systems. Overview of Fluorophores. Direct Immunofluorescent Labeling of Cells. Fluorescence Labeling of Surface Antigens on Attached or Suspended Tissue Culture Cells. Fluorescence Labeling of Intracellular Antigens in Attached or Suspended Cells. Fluorescent Labeling of Surface of Intracellular Antigens in Whole Mounts. Overview of Antigen Detection Through Enzymatic Activity. The Peroxidase-Antiperoxidase (PAP) Method. The Avidin-Biotin Complex (ABC) Method. Labeled Avidin Binding (LAB) Method. Avidin-Biotin Labeling of Cellular Antigens in Cryostat Sectioned Tissue. ELISA on Attachment-Dependent or Suspension Grown Cells. Use of Immunogold with Silver Enhancement. Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) Analyses. Overview of Flow Cytometry and Fluorescent Probes for Cytometry. Tissue Disaggregation. Indirect Immunofluorescent Labeling of Viable Cells. Indirect Immunofluorescent Labeling of Fixed Cells. Fluorescent Labeling of DNA. Deparaffinization and Processing of Pathological Material. Assay for Phagocytosis. Assay forFilamentous Actin. Assay for Chemoattractant Binding. Assay for Oxidative Metabolism. Colloidal Gold Detection Systems for Electron Microscopic Analyses. Fixation and Embedding. Preparation of Colloidal Gold. Conjugation of Colloidal Gold to Proteins. Colloidal Gold/Streptavidin Methods. Pre-Embedding Labeling Methods. Postembedding Labeling Methods. Photography. Overview of Fluorescence Photography. Special Applications. Overview of Fluorescence Analysis with the Confocal Microscope. Overview of Laser Microbeam Applications as Related to Antibody Targeting. Nucleic Acid Immunocytochemistry: In Situ Hybridization to Human Chromosomes of an Alkaline Phosphatase- Labeled Centromeric Probe. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Using Whole Chromosome Library Probes. Overview of Automated Immunostainers. Overview of Immunohistochemical Approaches to the Differential Diagnosis of Tumors. Index.
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