Immunodiffusion - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780121981563, 9781483267272


2nd Edition

Authors: Alfred J. Crowle
eBook ISBN: 9781483267272
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 560
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Cancer and Chemotherapy, Volume III: Antineoplastic Agents is a collection of articles that deals with the treatment of cancer using drugs. The collection describes the various drugs that are used, the therapeutic approaches being taken, and agents that are being developed.
Part I is a general review of anti-cancer drugs as regards their action mechanisms, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, known toxicities, and clinical utility. These drugs include alkylating agents such as mitomycin C and nitrosoureas; plant alkaloids such as maytansine; antibiotics such as anthracyclines; platinum-containing complexes; antimetabolites; and hormones. Part II examines the molecular pharmacology of some major drug classes, namely, bleomycin and anthracycline. The text also discusses the chemistry, mechanism, and any structure-activity relationships found in these drug classes. Part III discusses in detail the clinical pharmacology of some antitumor drugs, for example, cisplatin and nitrosoureas. The text includes the clinical applications, biochemistry, metabolism, and the use of mathematical models in interpreting or describing resulting data.
The book is helpful for pharmacologists, molecular biologists, and scientists involved in cancer-research.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition Introduction

  1. Basic Information Antiserum Antigens The Precipitin Reaction Other Serologic Reactions Diffusion Electrophoresis Other Methods of Reactant Migration
  2. General Information Antiserum Antigen Immunization Protocols Collection and Care of Antiserum Nonantibody Precipitins Preparation of Antigens Media for Immunodiffusion Composition of Immunodiffusion Test Solvents Environmental Conditions for Immunodiffusion Tests Apparatus Reaction Enhancement Nonspecific Precipitation in Immunodiffusion Tests Washing and Staining Immunodiffusion Patterns Observing Recording, and Photographing Immunodiffusion Reactions
  3. Single Diffusion Tests Mechanisms of Single Diffusion Tests Selected Single Diffusion Techniques Conclusion
  4. Double Diffusion Tests Characteristics and Mechanisms Selected Double Diffusion Techniques Sensitivity of Double Diffusion Tests
  5. Immunoelectrophoresis Theory and Interpretation of Immunoelectrophoresis Immunoelectrophoresis Techniques
  6. Electroimmunodiffusion History Theory and Mechanisms Techniques
  7. Ancillary Immunodiffusion Techniques Alternative Methods for Detecting Antigen-Antibody Reactions Auxiliary Indicators for Antigen-Antibody Reaction Novel Varieties of Immunodiffusion
  8. History References Glossary Appendix I. Adjuvants Appendix U. Selected Immunodiffusion Electrolyte Solutions Appendix III. Selected Inmiunoelectrophoresis and Electroinmiunodiffusion Buffers Appendix IV. Immunochromatography Buffers Appendix V. Selected Protein Stains Appendix VI. Selected Lipid Stains Appendix VII. Selected Polysaccharide Stains Appendix VIII. Selected Nucleic Acid Stains Appendix IX. Selected Double Stains Subject Index


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