Biotechnology is a diverse, complex, and rapidly evolving field. Students and experienced researchers alike face the challenges of staying on top of developments in their field of specialty and maintaining a broader overview of the field as a whole. This latest volume of Biotechnology Annual Review comprises expert reviews on a diverse range of topics, ranging from gene expression microarray analysis to the use of ethnomedicines and ethnomedicinal phytophores to treat herpes viruses. Such a diverse range of review topics will keep biotechnologists of all levels up-to-date on the latest in the vast field of biotechnology and deepen their understanding of the many facets of the field as a whole.

Key Features

*More than 150 figures elucidate and reinforce key points *Inclusion of reviews of such hot-topics as arginine methylation in health and disease *Wide variety of coverage keeps biotechnologists up-to-date on many facets of the field


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Table of Contents

1. Interaction Networks 2. Gene Expression Microarray Data Analysis Demystified 3. UCSC Genome Browser: Deep Support for Molecular Biomedical Research 4. Potential Implications of Availability of Short Amino Acid Sequences in Proteins: An Old and New Approach to Protein Decoding and Design 5. Network models in drug discovery and regenerative medicine 6. Use of Or-Gene for Improving Crop Nutritional Value 7. How to Predict and Prevent the Immunogenicity of Therapeutic Proteins 8. Protein Arginine Methylation in Health and Disease 9. Identification and Characterization of a Novel Cytotoxic Protein, Parasporin-4, Produced by Bacillus thuringiensis A1470 Atrain 10. G Protein-Independent Cell-Based Assays for Drug Discovery on Seven-Transmembrane Receptors 11. The Application of Low Shear Modeled Microgravity to 3-D Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering 12. Ethnomedicines and Ethnomedicinal Phytophores Against Herpesviruses 13. Free Radical Formation in Various Polyphenols and Tea by EPR Analysis 14. Critical Review and Appraisal of Published Clinical Literature: A Useful Skill in Biotechnology Product Development 15. The Current Status and Future Potential of Personalized Diagnostics: Streamlining a Customized Process


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About the author

M. Raafat El-Gewely

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Medical Biology, University of Tromso, Norway