Preface. Chapter 1: Basic Practices and Techniques in the Biochemistry Laboratory. Chapter 2: Spectrophotometry. Chapter 3: Quantification of Protein Concentration. Chapter 4: Chromatography. Chapter 5: Gel Electrophoresis of Proteins. Chapter 6: Overview of Protein Purification. Chapter 7: Isolation and Characterization of the Enzyme Alkaline Phosphatase From Escherichia Coli. Chapter 8: Enzyme Kinetics. Chapter 9: Enzymatic Methods of Analysis. Chapter 10: Ligand Binding. Chapter 11: Recombinant DNA Techniques. Chapter 12: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technology. Chapter 13: Using the Personal Computer and the Internet for Biochemical Research. Appendix 1: Safety Checklist. Appendix 2: An Example of an MSDS. Index.