Guide to Protein Purification, Volume 182

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Murray Deutscher
Editor-in-Chiefs: John Abelson Melvin Simon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121820831
eBook ISBN: 9780080882994
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 1990
Page Count: 894


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Table of Contents

(Section Headings): Developing Purification Procedures. General Methods for Handling Proteins and Enzymes. Optimization of Starting Materials. Preparation of Extracts and Subcellular Fractionation. Solubilization Procedures. Purification Procedures: Bulk Methods. Purification Procedures: Chromatographic Methods. Purification Procedures: Electrophoretic Methods. Specialized Purification Procedures. Characterization of Purified Proteins. Immunological Procedures. Additional Techniques. Concluding Remarks. Appendix: Personal Perspectives on Enzyme Purification. Author Index. Subject Index.


Guide to Protein Purification, designed to serve the needs of the student, experienced researcher and newcomer to the field, is a comprehensive manual that provides all the up-to-date procedures necessary for purifying, characterizing, and handling proteins and enzymes in one source.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Detailed procedures newly written for this volume

  • Extensive practical information
  • Rationale and strategies for protein and enzyme purification
  • Personal perspectives on enzyme purification by eminent researchers @introbul:Among the Topics Covered @bul:* General methods for handling proteins and enzymes
  • Extraction, subcellular fractionation, and solubilization procedures
  • Comprehensive purification techniques
  • Specialized purification procedures
  • Protein characterization
  • Immunological procedures
  • Computer analysis of protein structure


Protein biochemists, enzymologists, analytical biochemists, graduate students, and postdoctorates in these disciplines, cell and molecular biologists, biotechnologists, and industrial researchers working with protein products.


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@from:Praise for the Volume @qu:"Packed within this volume is much of the accumulated practical wisdom of a century of biochemistry. When available at the bench, it should become widely used for answering the endless questions that arise in the research laboratory. The information is generous in detail and accompanied by sage advice from sixty-nine contributors who share the lessons of their wide experience. The subject matter is in logical sequence, with early presentation of general information for handling proteins that includes an immensely useful table of fifty-four buffers, a discussion of seven different methods for measuring protein quantity, ten pages on maintenance of protein stability, a large section on solubilization, two contributions on overexpression, and much more. Preparation of extracts from the full spectrum of cell and organelle types used in biochemistry is covered by eight authors. About one-third of the book is devoted directly to purification procedures, from ammonium sulfate precipitation methods of the last century to the most advanced chromatographic and electrophoretic methods of today. A large selection is concerned with the characterization of purified proteins, and includes a computerized interpretation of physical and analytical data. The book has much else to recommend it in its readability and thoughtful commentary. In a discussion on Setting Up a Laboratory, Deutscher tells us that no laboratory ever has enough columns and fraction collectors (Amen!). And J.M. Wozney observes that cloning can be viewed as the ultimate purification step. The book also offers a bonus in the reminiscent views of a few masters of the art of protein purification: Arthur Kornberg...Earl R. Stadtman, Kivie Moldave, and B.L. Horecker with O. Tsolas. @source:--Simon Black in ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY @qu:"The freshness of Arthur Kornbergs introductory prose... takes the mu

About the Serial Volume Editors

Murray Deutscher Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.

About the Editor-in-Chiefs

John Abelson Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, U.S.A.

Melvin Simon Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA