Laser Capture in Microscopy and Microdissection

Laser Capture in Microscopy and Microdissection

1st Edition - October 21, 2002

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  • Editor: P. Michael Conn
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780121822590
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080497013

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The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now with more than 300 volumes (all of them still in print), the series contains much material still relevant today—truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences.

Key Features

  • Basic Principles, Specialized Uses, and Genetic Applications
  • LCM and its application in genomics and proteomics
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization of LCM isolated nuclei from paraffin sections
  • Noncontact laser catapulting for the functional genomics and proteomics
  • Use of LCM for clonal analysis, in carcinoma analysis, to assess development, in complex tissue, in pathology, gene discovery, and more


Biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, geneticists, biomedical researchers, and microbiologists

Table of Contents

  • Comparison of Current Equipment.
    Laser Capture Microdissection (LCMD) and its Applications in Genomics & Proteomics.
    Going in vivo With Laser MD (LMD).
    Use of LCMD to Selectively Obtain Distinct Populations of Cells for Proteomic Analysis.
    Optimized Tissue Processing and Staining for LCMD and Nucleic Acid Retrieval.
    Fluoroscence in situ Hybridization of LCM-isolated Nuclei from Paraffin Sections.
    Immunoblotting of Single Cell Types Isolated from Frozen Sections by LMD.
    Noncontact Laser Catapulting: A Basic Procedure for Functl' Genomics and Proteomics.
    Internal Standards for LMD.
    Methacarn: A Fixation Tool for Multipurpose Genetic Analysis from Paraffin-Embedded Tissues.
    Use of LCMD for Clonal Analysis.
    LCMD in Carcinoma Analysis.
    LCMD to Assess Devt.
    Application of LCMD to Proteomics.
    LCMD of the Mouse Intestine: Characterizing mRNA and Protein Expression, and Profiling Intermediary Metabolism in Specified.
    LCMD in Pathology.
    Use of Laser Capture Microscopy (LCM) in the Analysis of Mouse Models of Human Diseases.
    Use of LMD in Complex Tissue.
    Assessmt of Clonal Relationships in Malignant Melanomas.
    Comp. of Normal and Tumor Cells by LCMD.
    Analysis of Folliculostellate Cells by LCMD and Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (LCM-RT/PCR).
    Analysis of Gene Expression.
    Analysis of Specific Gene Expression.
    Gene Discovery With LCM.
    DNA Fingerprinting from Cells Captured by LMD.
    Single Cell PCR in LCM.
    Assessmt of Genetic Clonality in Tumors using LCMD.
    Gene Mutations: Analysis in Proliferative Prostatic Diseases Using LCMD.
    Use of LCMD Generated Targets for Hybridization of High-Density Oligonucleotide Arrays. Single Cell Gene Mutation Analysis Using Laser-Assisted MD of Tissue Sections.
    Methylation in Gene Promoters: Assessmt after LCMD.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 775
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: October 21, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780121822590
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080497013

About the Series Volume Editor

P. Michael Conn

P. Michael Conn is the Senior Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is The Robert C. Kimbrough, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology/Biochemistry. He was previously Director of Research Advocacy and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Development and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University and Senior Scientist of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). He served for twelve years as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the ONPRC. After receiving a B.S. degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan (1971), a M.S. from North Carolina State University (1973), and a Ph.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1976), Conn did a fellowship at the NIH, then joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982. In 1984, he became Professor and Head of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, a position he held for eleven years. Conn is known for his research in the area of the cellular and molecular basis of action of gonadotropin releasing hormone action in the pituitary and therapeutic approaches that restore misfolded proteins to function. His work has led to drugs that have benefitted humans and animals. Most recently, he has identified a new class of drugs, pharmacoperones, which act by regulating the intracellular trafficking of receptors, enzymes and ion channels. He has authored or co-authored over 350 publications in this area and written or edited over 200 books, including texts in neurosciences, molecular biology and endocrinology. Conn has served as the editor of many professional journals and book series (Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine, Methods, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and Contemporary Endocrinology). Conn served on the National Board of Medical Examiners, including two years as chairman of the reproduction and endocrinology committee. The work of his laboratory has been recognized with a MERIT award from the NIH, the J.J. Abel Award of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Weitzman, Oppenheimer and Ingbar Awards of the Endocrine Society, the National Science Medal of Mexico (the Miguel Aleman Prize) and the Stevenson Award of Canada. He is the recipient of the Oregon State Award for Discovery, the Media Award of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and was named a distinguished Alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine in 2012. Conn is a previous member of Council for the American Society for Cell Biology and the Endocrine Society and is a prior President of the Endocrine Society, during which time he founded the Hormone Foundation and worked with political leadership to heighten the public’s awareness of diabetes. Conn’s students and fellows have gone on to become leaders in industry and academia. He is an elected member of the Mexican Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the co-author of The Animal Research War (2008) and many articles for the public and academic community on the value of animal research and the dangers posed by animal extremism. His op/eds have appeared in The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Des Moines Register, and elsewhere. Conn consults with organizations that are influenced by animal extremism and with universities and companies facing challenges from these groups.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA

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