Antibodies in Cell Biology

Antibodies in Cell Biology

1st Edition - October 1, 1993
  • Editors: Leslie Wilson, Paul Matsudaira
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080859354

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Antibodies in Cell Biology focuses on a new generation of protocols aimed at the cell biologist. This laboratory manual features systems and techniques that are especially relevant for modern problems. The contributing authors have been carefully chosen for their specific expertise, and have provided detailed protocols, recipes, and troubleshooting guides in each chapter. The book is designed for any researcher or student who needs to use antibodies in cell biology and related research areas.

Key Features

Practical applications and future emphases of antibodies, including:

  • Light microscopic immunolocalization of antigens
  • Gold particles in immunoelectron microscopy
  • Special methods of fixation and permeabilization
  • Microinjection of antibodies into living cells
  • Antibodies to identify cDNA clones
  • Antisense antibody strategies


New and experienced researchers, graduate students, and technicians in cell and developmental biology, immunology, biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, and other biological areas in which antibodies are used for research.

Table of Contents

  • E.S. Golub, The Immune Response: An Overview.
    D. Drenckhahn, T. Jöns, and F. Schmitz, Production of Polyclonal Antibodies Against Proteins and Peptides.
    D.J. Asai and J.K. Wilder, Making Monoclonal Antibodies.
    T.J. Smith, Purification of Mouse Antibodies and Fab Fragments.
    W.-J.Y. Tang, Blot-Affinity Purification of Antibodies.
    J.J. Otto, Immunoblotting.
    J.J. Otto and S.-W. Lee, Immunoprecipitation Methods
    D. Thrower, M.A. Jordon, and L. Wilson, A Quantitative Solid-Phase Binding Assay for Tubulin.
    D.L. Gard and D.L. Kropf, Confocal Immunofluorescence Microscopy of Microtubules in Oocytes, Eggs, and Embryos of Algae, and Amphibians.
    S.M. Wick, Immunolabeling of Antigens in Plant Cells.
    C.E. Alfa, I.M. Gallagher, and J.S. Hyams, Antigen Localization in Fission Yeast.
    B.D. Wright and J.M. Scholey, Non-Fluorescent Immunolocalization of Antigens in Mitotic Sea Urchin Blastomeres.
    P. van de Plas and J.L.M. Leunissen, Ultrasmall Gold Probes: Characteristics and Use in Immuno(cyto)chemical Studies.
    H.C. Joshi, Immunogold Electron Microscopy: Mapping Tubulin Isotypes on Neurite Microtubules.
    P.A. Erickson, G.P. Lewis, and S.K. Fisher, Postembedding Immunocytochemical Techniques for Light and Electron Microscopy.
    J.Z. Kiss and K. McDonald, Electron Microscopy Immunocytochemistry Following Cryofixation and Freeze Substitution.
    B.M. Jockusch and C.J. Temm-Grove, Microinjection of Antibodies in the Analysis of Cellular Architecture and Motility.
    R.A. Obar and E.L.F. Holzbaur, Immunoselection and Characterization of cDNA Clones.
    S.D. Georgatos, Antiidiotypic Antibodies: Methods, Application, and Critique.
    D.J. Asai, Appendix.
    Chapter References.
    Volumes in Series.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 452
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1993
  • Published: October 1, 1993
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080859354

About the Serial Editors

Leslie Wilson

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Paul Matsudaira

Affiliations and Expertise

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

About the Serial Volume Editor

David Asai

David Asai received his Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology in 1980. After postdoctoral research at Caltech and the University of California, Santa Barbara, he served for two years as a Research Biologist at UCSB. In 1985, he moved to Purdue University where he is now Professor of Biological Sciences. His teaching duties include the large introductory cell biology course for undergraduate majors and advanced laboratory courses in cell and molecular biology and fluorescence microscopy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.