Immunology is more than a laboratory manual; it is a strategic guide that provides the reader with tips and tricks for more successful lab experiments. The authors explore the current methodological variety of immunology in a simple manner, addressing the assets and drawbacks as well as critical points. Also provided are short and precise summaries of routine procedures as well as listings of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods. This well-written guide is an essential companion for anyone using modern immunological methods in the laboratory.

Key Features

Shows how to avoid experimental dead ends and develop an instinct for the right experiment at the right time Contains short and precise summaries of routine procedures (e.g. column chromatography, gel electrophoresis) as well as listings of advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods Includes over 100 informative illustrations, background information, an extensive glossary, and a table of current CD nomenclature


Laboratory practitioners such as professionals, managerial staff, instructors and students, conducting experiments within the field of immunology.

Table of Contents

1. Antibodies 2. Cell Separation 3. Flow Cytometry 4. Quantitative Immunoassays 5. Western Blot 6. Immune Localization 7. Immune Precipitation 8. The Cell: Live, Eat, Die 9. Special Immunoassays 10. A Short Excursion into the Unbeloved World of Statistics ... 11. Natural Science vs. The Super Natural 12. The Suppliers - Our Partners?


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