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In addition to comprehensive discussions of the basic concepts, techniques, and applications of the subject, the text also includes an extensive glossary and a chapter containing laboratory exercises and protocols. While mass spectrometry is central to proteomics, the book discusses all of the analytical techniques a student is likely to need when faced with real-world problems, such as sample preparation, chromatographic and electrophoretic separation, micro-total analysis systems, and bioinformatics.
Foreword.1. Introduction to Proteomics and Strategy for Proteins Identification.2. Sample Preparation.3. Chromatographic Separation Methods.3.1. Liquid Chromatography Linked to Mass Spectrometry.3.2. Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography Combined with Mass Spectrometry.4. Electrophoretic Separation Methods.4.1. One-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis.4.2. Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis.5. Capillary Electrophoresis.6. Protein Blotting.7. Introduction to Proteins and Peptides Mass Spectrometry.7.1. Electrospray Ionization (ESI).7.2. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI).7.3. Imaging Mass Spectrometry.7.4. Fragmentation and Sequencing in Proteomics.7.5. Protein Identification by Mass Spectrometry.7.6. Chemical Derivatization for Sequence Analysis.8. Protein Modifications.9. Microfluidics.10. Proteomics.10.1. Quantitative Proteomics.10.2. Structural Proteomics.10.3. Functional Proteomics.10.4. Clinical Proteomics.11. Bioinformatics.12. Appendix.13. The Laboratory Practicals.13.1. Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis under Denaturing Conditions.13.2. Preparation of the In-Gel Separated Proteins for Mass Spectrometry.13.3. Bioinformatic Tools for Protein Identification.13.4. LC-MS and LC-MS/MS - Proteomics Applications.13.5. Enzyme Kinetics.13.6. Internet Databases.
Agnieszka Kraj, PHD, is an Associate Professor of the Neurobiochemistry Department in the Faculty of Chemistry at Jagiellonian University, Poland. Jerzy Silberring, PHD, is the Head of the Neurobiochemistry Department in the Faculty of Chemistry as well as the former deputy head of the Regional Laboratory for Physicochemical Analyses at Jagiellonian University, Poland. Dr. Silberring is coeditor of Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated Techniques in Neuropeptide Research and Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Interpretation, and Applications (both from Wiley).
This work will be a useful tool for students of biotechnology, and it will also serve as an excellent reference for researchers interested in applying proteomics to their own investigations. (CHOICE, August 2009)