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Bioconjugate Techniques - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123423351, 9780080527901

Bioconjugate Techniques

1st Edition

Authors: Greg Hermanson Greg Hermanson
eBook ISBN: 9780080527901
eBook ISBN: 9780080572123
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th January 1996
Page Count: 785


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Bioconjugate Techniques is the essential guide to the modification and crosslinking of biomolecules for use in research, diagnostics, and therapeutics. It provides highly detailed information on the chemistry, reagent systems, and practical applications for creating labeled or conjugate molecules. It also describes dozens of reactions with details on hundreds of commercially available reagents and the use of these reagents for modifying or crosslinking peptides and proteins, sugars and polysaccharides, nucleic acids and oligonucleotides, lipids, and synthetic polymers. Armed with this information and the abundant protocols provided, readers will form unique complexes that can be used for detecting, quantifying, and targeting important analytes. This book helps readers make: high activity antibody-enzymes conjugates, immunotoxins, immunogen complexes, liposome conjugates; as well as biotinylated molecules, avidin or streptavidin conjugates, colloidal gold labeled proteins, PEG or dextran complexes, labeled oligonucleotide probes, and fluorescently tagged or radiolabeled molecules.

Key Features

  • This book is the first to thoroughly capture the entire field of bioconjugate chemistry in a single volume
  • Serves as a practical guide to modification and cross-linking technology for research, diagnostics, and therapeutics
  • Provides useful, detailed, easy-to-follow, step-by-step protocols
  • Contains easy-to-read, and easy-to-understand key concepts for making bioconjugates of all types
  • Efficiently covers the chemistry of bioconjugation, the major reagents available for modification and cross-linking, and the application of these reagents to the synthesis of highly active conjugates
  • Cites over more than references keyed to concepts covered in the book
  • Uses more than 600 figures to illustrate bioconjugate reagents, their reactions, and applications
  • Suggests sources for all key reagents


Researchers in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, cell biology, and microbiology will be interested.

Table of Contents

Bioconjugate Chemistry: Functional Targets. The Chemistry of Reactive Groups. Bioconjugate Reagents: Zero-Length Cross-linkers. Homobifunctional Cross-linkers. Heterobifunctional Cross-linkers. Trifunctional Cross-linkers. Cleavable Reagent Systems. Tags and Probes. Bioconjugate Applications: Preparation of Hapten-Carrier Immunogen Conjugates. Antibody Modification and Conjugation. Immunotoxin Conjugation Techniques. Preparation of Liposome Conjugates and Derivatives. Avidin-Biotin Systems. Preparation of Colloidal-Gold-Labeled Proteins. Modification with Synthetic Polymers. Enzyme Modification and Conjugation. Nucleic Acid and Oligonucleotide Modification and Conjugation. Subject Index.


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8th January 1996
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About the Authors

Greg Hermanson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Technology, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford, IL USA

Greg Hermanson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Technology, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford, IL USA


"This is a well-organized and well-written book; it is readable and comprehensible to the novice, but its content and stylistic approach seem sufficiently sophisticated to appeal to active, knowledgeable workers in the field. It is an impressive compilation of useful theoretical and practical information that is not readily available elsewhere in a single volume." --Joseph G. Cannon in JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

"The presentation throughout is that of a laboratory manual. Well-illustrated descriptions of a particular chemical reaction are followed by a detailed protocol and list of references extending into 1994. The coverage of reagents and methods is comprehensive, and sources are given for commercially available compounds." --NATURE

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