Colloidal Gold, 1

Principles, Methods, and Applications

  • M. Hayat, Kean College of New Jersey, Union, U.S.A.

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Researchers, technicians, teachers, and students in cell biology, immunocytochemistry, histochemistry, and electron microscopy.


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  • Published: October 1989
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-333927-0


"The chapters in these volumes are a measure of a healthy field of research and its applications."

"If you need to localise something within a cell, the colloidal gold series can probably tell you how to go about it."
"This treatise is timely and extremely helpful for the scientist interested in applying the colloidal gold methodology for a particular research problem... The present volumes elegantly cover broad research applications that reach beyond the traditional field of microscopy in cell biology and extend into the field of molecular biology... An attempt has been made to include a distinguished group of experts who are the originators of the techniques; many continue to play an active role in the technical development. The authors are from diverse fields, so that these books will be attractive to a wide audience including cell biologists, pathologists, virologists, and developmental and molecular biologists. The printing of the hardbound books is of prime quality, with excellent reproductions of the well-chosen micrographs... The text, printed on glossy paper, is extremely easy to read; diagrams, drawings, and tables throughout the two volumes are particularly pertinent in illustrating the principles and steps of many of the procedures. Although each chapter is written by a different author, all consistently follow a well organized pattern. The chapters begin with an introduction and historical background, then follow with preparation of probes and specimens, principles and descriptions of the methods for labeling, descriptions of the experimental results with a review of the literature, conclusions, and a list of citations to many original references. A particularly valuable part of each chapter is the assessment of the advantages, limitation, and pitfalls of a given methodology... These two volumes are a mix of reference book, student textbook, and cookbook. On the whole, the descriptions of methods are thorough and stimulating, and will be most useful to the experienced reader seeking to select the procedure most suited to a particular research problem. The in-depth account of the methodology and the extensive references provided will be of great help to those inte

Table of Contents

The Development and Application of Colloidal Gold as a Microscopic Probe. Methods for Synthesis of Colloidal Gold. Protein A*b1Gold and Protein G-*b1Gold Postembedding Immunoelectron Microscopy. Preparation and Application of Lectin*b1Gold Complexes. Colloidal Gold for Multiple Staining. Immunogold Labeling of Ultrathin Cryosections. Colloidal Gold for Scanning Electron Microscopy. Backscattered Electron Imaging of the Colloidal Gold Marker on Cell Surfaces. Silver-Enhanced Colloidal Gold Method. Silver-Enhanced Colloidal Gold for Light Microscopy. Strategies in Colloidal Gold Labeling of Cell Surfaces and Cytoskeletal Elements of Cultured Cells. Colloidal Gold*b1Immunoreplica Method. Immunogold Double-Diffusion Method. Colloidal Gold-Labeled Agarose*b1Gelatin Microspherule Method. Colloidal Gold for Microbiological Immunocytochemistry. Immunogold Labeling of Viruses in Suspension. Plasma Membrane Localization of Proteins with Gold Immunocytochemistry. Factors Affecting the Staining with Colloi