Modern Experimental Biochemistry

ISBN-10: 0805331115

ISBN-13: 9780805331110

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Rodney F. Boyer

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This successful text provides students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, and related fields with a modern and complete experience in experimental biochemistry. Its unique two-part organization offers flexibility to accommodate various requirements of the course, and allows students to reference detailed theory sections for clarification during labs. 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.
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List price: $159.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 475
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Theory and Experimental Techniques
Introduction to the Biochemistry Laboratory
Safety in the Laboratory
The Laboratory Notebook and Experiment Reports
Details of Experimental Write-up
Cleaning Laboratory Glassware
Quartz and Glass Cuvettes
Preparation and Storage of Solutions
Water Quality
Solution Preparation
Quantitative Transfer of Liquids
Filling a Pipet
Disposable Pasteur Pipets
Calibrated Pipets
Automatic Pipetting Systems
Cleaning and Drying Pipets
Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data
Analysis of Experimental Data
Determination of the Mean, Sample Deviation, and Standard Deviation
Statistical Analysis in Practice
Study Problems
Further Reading
On the Web
General Laboratory Procedures
pH, Buffers, Electrodes, and Biosensors
Measurement of pH
Biochemical Buffers
Selection of a Biochemical Buffer
The Oxygen Electrode
Ion-Selective Electrodes and Biosensors
Measurement of Protein Solutions
The Biuret and Lowry Assays
The Bradford Assay
The BCA Assay
The Spectrophotometric Assay
Measurement of Nucleic Acid Solutions
The Spectrophotometric Assay
Other Assays for Nucleic Acids
Techniques for Sample Preparation
Lyophilization and Centrifugal Vacuum Concentration
Study Problems
Further Reading
On the Web
Purification and Identification of Biomolecules by Chromatography
Introduction to Chromatography
Partition versus Adsorption Chromatography
Planar Chromatography (Paper and Thin-Layer)
Preparation of the Stationary Support
Solvent Development of the Support
Detection and Measurement of Components
Applications of Planar Chromatography
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Selection of Operating Conditions
Analysis of GC Data
Advantages and Limitations of GC
Column Chromatography
Operation of a Chromatographic Column
Packing the Column
Loading the Column
Eluting the Column
Collecting the Eluent
Detection of Eluting Components
Ion-Exchange Chromatography
Ion-Exchange Resins
Selection of the Ion Exchanger
Choice of Buffer
Preparation of the Ion Exchanger
Using the Ion-Exchange Resin
Storage of Resins
Gel Exclusion Chromatography
Theory of Gel Filtration
Physical Characterization of Gel Chromatography
Chemical Properties of Gels
Selecting a Gel
Gel Preparation and Storage
Operation of a Gel Column
Applications of Gel Exclusion Chromatography
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Stationary Phases in HPLC
The Mobile Phase
Solvents for HPLC Operation
Gradient Elution in HPLC
Sample Preparation and Selection of HPLC Operating Conditions
FPLC--A Modification of HPLC
Affinity Chromatography and Immunoadsorption
Chromatographic Media
The Immobilized Ligand
Attachment of Ligand to Matrix
Experimental Procedure for Affinity Chromatography
Perfusion Chromatography
Study Problems
Further Reading
Chromatography on the Web
Characterization of Proteins and Nucleic Acids by Electrophoresis
Theory of Electrophoresis
Methods of Electrophoresis
Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE)
Nucleic Acid Sequencing Gels
Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Isoelectric Focusing of Proteins
Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis of Proteins
Capillary Electrophoresis (CE)
Immunoelectrophoresis (IE)
Practical Aspects of Electrophoresis
Staining and Detecting Electrophoresis Bands
Protein and Nucleic Acid Blotting
Analysis of Electrophoresis Results
Study Problems
Further Reading
Electrophoresis on the Web
Spectroscopic Analysis of Biomolecules
Ultraviolet-Visible Absorption Spectrophotometry
Fluorescence Spectrophotometry
Difficulties in Fluorescence Measurements
Other Spectroscopic Methods
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Mass Spectrometry
Study Problems
Further Reading
Spectroscopy on the Web
Radioisotopes in Biochemical Research
Origin and Properties of Radioactivity
Isotopes in Biochemistry
Units of Radioactivity
Detection and Measurement of Radioactivity
Liquid Scintillation Counting
Geiger-Muller Counting of Radioactivity
Scintillation Counting of [gamma] Rays
Background Radiation
Applications of Radioisotopes
Statistical Analysis of Radioactivity Measurements
Radioisotopes and Safety
Preparation for the Experiment
Performing the Experiment
Study Problems
Further Reading
Radioisotopes on the Web
Centrifugation in Biochemical Research
Basic Principles of Centrifugation
Instrumentation for Centrifugation
Low-Speed Centrifuges
High-Speed Centrifuges
Applications of Centrifugation
Preparative Techniques
Analytical Measurements
Care of Centrifuges and Rotors
Study Problems
Further Reading
Centrifugation on the Web
Using the Computer in Biochemical Research
Structural Analysis of a Dipeptide
Using Gel Filtration to Study Ligand-Protein Interactions
Isolation and Characterization of Bovine Milk [alpha]-Lactalbumin
Kinetic Analysis of Tyrosinase
Purification and Characterization of Triacylglycerols in Natural Oils
Identification of Serum Glycoproteins by SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting
Isolation and Characterization of Plant Pigments
Photoinduced Proton Transport through Chloroplast Membranes
Isolation, Subfractionation, and Enzymatic Analysis of Beef Heart Mitochondria
Measurement of Cholesterol and Vitamin C in Biological Samples
Activity and Thermal Stability of Gel-immobilized Peroxidase
Extraction and Characterization of Bacterial DNA
Plasmid DNA Isolation and Characterization by Electrophoresis
The Action of Restriction Endonucleases on Plasmid or Viral DNA
Properties of Common Acids and Bases
Properties of Common Buffer Compounds
pK[subscript a] Values and pH[subscript I] Values of Amino Acids
Molecular Weights of Some Common Proteins
Common Abbreviations Used in This Text
Units of Measurement
Table of the Elements
Values of t for Analysis of Statistical Confidence Limits
Answers to Selected Study Problems
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