Making and Using Antibodies: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Overview

Antibodies protect us from a wide range of infectious diseases and cancers and have become an indispensable tool in science—both for conventional immune response research as well as other areas related to protein identification analysis. This second edition of Making and Using Antibodies: A Practical Handbook provides clear guidance on all aspects of how to make and use antibodies for research along with their commercial and industrial applications.

Keeping pace with new ...

See more details below
Paperback (Revised)
$142.52
BN.com price
(Save 4%)$149.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $135.27   
  • New (3) from $135.27   
  • Used (2) from $142.51   
Sending request ...

Overview

Antibodies protect us from a wide range of infectious diseases and cancers and have become an indispensable tool in science—both for conventional immune response research as well as other areas related to protein identification analysis. This second edition of Making and Using Antibodies: A Practical Handbook provides clear guidance on all aspects of how to make and use antibodies for research along with their commercial and industrial applications.

Keeping pace with new developments in this area, all chapters in this new edition have been revised, updated, or expanded. Along with discussions of current applications, new material in the book includes chapters on western blotting, aptamers, antibodies as therapeutics, quantitative production, and humanization of antibodies. The authors present clear descriptions of basic methods for making and using antibodies and supply detailed descriptions of basic laboratory techniques. Each chapter begins with introductory material, allowing for a better understanding of each concept, and practical examples are included to help readers grasp the real-world'scenarios in which antibodies play a part.

From the eradication of smallpox to combating cancer, antibodies present an attractive solution to a range of biomedical problems. They are relatively easy to make and use, have great flexibility in applications, and are cost effective for most labs. This volume will assist biomedical researchers and students and pave the way for future discovery of new methods for making and using antibodies for a host of applications.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439869086
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew R. Kaser, DPhil, earned his DPhil in biochemistry from Oxford University (UK) in 1988. After postdoctoral positions at the University of California, the University of Texas, and at REI Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he was appointed to a faculty position at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Pediatrics, then served as a scientist and patent agent at Incyte Genomics in Palo Alto, California, and a lecturer at California Sate University East Bay, Hayward. Dr. Kaser has been practicing as a patent agent since 1999, was associate director of intellectual property at Mendel Biotechnology, Hayward, and is a senior partner at Bell & Associates in San Francisco. He has presented research papers at a number of regional, national, and international conferences and coauthored more than a dozen publications.

Gary C. Howard, PhD, earned his PhD in biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979. He completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins University and was a research assistant biochemist at the University of California, San Francisco. He then joined Vector Laboratories in Burlingame as a biochemist and Medix Biotech (a subsidiary of Genzyme) in Foster City, California, as chemistry manager and operations manager. Currently, he is manager of scientific editing at The Gladstone Institutes, a private biomedical research institute affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Antibodies; Matthew R. Kaser and Gary C. Howard

Antigens and Adjuvants; Paul Algate, Jory Baldridge, and Sally P. Mossman

Production of Polyclonal Antibodies; Lon V. Kendall

Purification and Characterization of Antibodies; Joseph P. Chandler

Production of Monoclonal Antibodies; Kathleen C. F. Sheehan

Quantitative Production of Monoclonal Antibodies; David A. Fox and Elizabeth M. Smith

Making Antibodies in Bacteria; Frederic A. Fellouse and Sachdev S. Sidhu

In Vitro Selection of Aptamers; Tianjiao Wang, Xiangyu Cong, and Marit Nilsen-Hamilton

Chemical and Proteolytic Modification of Antibodies; George P. Smith

Western Blots and Other Applications; Lee Bendickson and Marit Nilsen-Hamilton

Immunohistochemical Methods; José A. Ramos-Vara

Immunoelectron Microscopy; Sara E. Miller and David N. Howell

Flow Cytometry; Steven B. McClellan

ELISAs; John Chen and Gary C. Howard

Humanization of Antibodies; Juan Carlos Almagro, Sreekumar Kodangattil, and Jian Li

Antibodies in the Future: Challenges and Opportunities; Gary C. Howard and Matthew R. Kaser

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

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

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com 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 & Noble.com 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 & Noble.com 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 BN.com 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

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com 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 BN.com. 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)