Two new volumes of Methods in Enzymology continue the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. Circadian Rhythms and Biological Clocks Part A and Part B is an exceptional resource for anybody interested in the general area of circadian rhythms. As key elements of timekeeping are conserved in organisms across the phylogenetic tree, and our understanding of circadian biology has benefited tremendously from work done in many species, the volume provides a wide range of assays for different biological systems. Protocols are provided to assess clock function, entrainment of the clock to stimuli such as light and food, and output rhythms of behavior and physiology. This volume also delves into the impact of circadian disruption on human health. Contributions are from leaders in the field who have made major discoveries using the methods presented here.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
"...these volumes provide a remarkable summary of the methods, experimental systems, and findings of cutting-edge research into circadian rhythms....an essential resource for all types of scientists studying chronobiology, as well as an informative read for anyone who wishes to understand better the ticking of their biological clock." --The Quarterly Review of Biology
Praise for the Series: "Should be on the shelves of all libraries in the world as a whole collection." --Chemistry in Industry "The work most often consulted in the lab." --Enzymologia "The Methods in Enzymology series represents the gold-standard." --Neuroscience