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Overview

KEY BENEFIT The latest edition of this successful text provides readers with a modern and complete experience in experimental biochemistry. Part I, Theory and Experimental Techniques, provides in-depth theoretical discussion organized around important techniques. A valuable reference for instructors and students, it's particularly useful to instructors who prefer to use their own customized experiments. Part II, Experiments, offers optimum flexibility through 15 tested experiments designed to accommodate the capabilities of laboratories and students at most four-year schools. Alternate methods are suggested and labs may be divided into manageable hour segments. The book offers the latest safety and environmental precautions in each experiment to inform students and instructors of potential hazards and proper disposal of materials. For anyone interested in science.

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Combines theoretical discussion of important techniques with 15 tested experiments representing core biochemistry topics (including all of those recommended by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society), and is designed for junior and senior science students. Approximately one third of the experiments in the third edition are entirely new, covering topics such as the use of the Internet in literature/structure searching, Western blotting, ligand-protein interactions, and analysis of amino acids by HPLC or CE. Study questions are included for each chapter and experiment, along with safety and environmental precautions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805331110
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/2/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 475
  • Sales rank: 751,376
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodney F. Boyer is Professor of Chemistry at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He received his B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Westmar College, his M.S. in Organic Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry from Colorado State University. Boyer was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School in the Department of Biological Chemistry. He has served as an American Cancer Society Scholar and Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Boyer is a member of professional organizations including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Chemical Society and the Council on Undergraduate Research. He has directed numerous research and department grants and has authored a number of journal articles and book reviews.

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Table of Contents

I. THEORY AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES.

1. Introduction to the Biochemistry Laboratory.

2. General Laboratory Procedures.

3. Purification and Identification of Biomolecules by Chromatography.

4. Characterization of Proteins and Nucleic Acids by Electrophoresis.

5. Spectroscopic Analysis of Biomolecules.

6. Radioisotopes in Biochemical Research.

7. Centrifugation in Biochemical Research.

II. EXPERIMENTS.

1. Using the Computer in Biochemical Research.

2. Structural Analysis of a Dipeptide.

3. Using Gel Filtration to Study Ligand-Protein Interactions.

4. Isolation and Characterization of Bovine Milk—Lactalbumin.

5. Kinetic Analysis of Tyrosinase.

6. Purification and Characterization of Triacylglycerols in Natural Oils.

7. Identification of Serum Glycoproteins by SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting.

8. Isolation and Characterization of Plant Pigments.

9. Photoinduced Proton Transport through Chloroplast Membranes.

10. Isolation, Subfractionation, and Enzymatic Analysis of Beef Heart Mitochondria.

11. Measurement of Cholesterol and Vitamin C in Biological Samples.

12. Activity and Thermal Stability of Gel-immobilized Peroxidase.

13. Extraction and Characterization of Bacterial DNA.

14. Plasmid DNA Isolation and Characterization by Electrophoresis.

15. The Action of Restriction of Endonucleases on Plasmid or Viral DNA.

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