Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics


  • Hubert Rehm

Hubert Rehm's Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics is more than a laboratory manual; it is a strategic guide that provides the reader with tips and tricks for more successful lab experiments. Using a conversational yet professional tone, Rehm provides an overview of a variety of methods in protein biochemistry/proteomics. He provides short and precise summaries of routine procedures as well as listings of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods. Readers will immediately sense that the author if very familiar with the challenges, and frustration of the daily lab routine. Never before has such an honest, tactical guide been available for those conducting lab experiments within the field of biochemistry.
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Laboratory practitioners such as students, instructors, and professionals, conducting experiments within the field of protein biochemistry.


Book information

  • Published: February 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088545-9


“It will provide you with the necessary tools for success…if you are a protein biochemist, what are you waiting for? Grab the Experimenter and get experimenting!” - Weanée Kimblewood for LAB TIMES (2006)

Table of Contents

The Concept of the ExperimenterAbbreviations 1. The Daily Bread 1.1 Making Buffers 1.2 Protein Determination 1.3 Gels 1.4 Staining Gels 1.5 Precipitate and Concentrating 1.6 Blotting 1.7 Autoradiography of Gels and Blots 2. Ligand Binding 2.1 Radioactive Ligand Marking 2.2 Binding2.3 Analysis of Binding Data 2.4 Crosslinking of Ligands2.5 Purposes 3. Solubilization of Membrane Proteins 3.1 Detergents 3.2 Solubilization 4. Protein Detection via Functional Measurements4.1 Translocators 4.2 Reconstitution 4.3 Flux Assay4.4 Constructive Thoughts 5. Cleaning and Purifying 5.1 Pure Fun 5.2 Conventional Purification Methods 5.3 Affinity Chromatography 5.4 The Purity Test 5.5 Profiting 6. Antibodies 6.1 Production of Polyclonal Antibodies 6.2 Immunoprecipitation 6.3 Immunoaffinity Chromatography 6.4 Antibodies Against Unpurified Proteins 6.5 Immunological detection techniques 7. Proteomics 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Sample taking 7.3 2D gel electrophoresis 7.4 Mass Spectroscopy of Peptides and Proteins 7.5 Protein Chips 7.6 Microsequencing 7.7 Strategy 8. Subunits 8.1 Number & Stoichiometry of Subunits 8.2 What Holds Our World Together9. Glycoproteins9.1 How, Where and for What Purpose are Proteins Glycosylated?9.2 Detecting Glycoproteins in Gels 9.3 Detection of Glycoproteins on Blots 9.4 Deglycosylation9.5 The Sugar Chains10. Treasure Island 10.1 Of the Paper 10.2 Of Writing a Paper 11. Desert Planet 12. Jaws 12.1 Suppliers12.2 Suppliers by Product Last Things Index