Neuropeptides: Methods and Protocols - Methods in Molecular Biology 789Adalberto Merighi (editor)
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Since the early days, the field of neuropeptide biology has dramatically widened, and today the ultimate frontiers in neuropeptide research lie in the development of pharmacologically active compounds that are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to exert their biological role(s) in vivo and in the construction of genetic vectors to be employed in gene therapy. Neuropeptides: Methods and Protocols presents a readily reproducible collection of established and emerging techniques for neuropeptide research as contributed by expert researchers in the field. The detailed methods presented cover subjects such as immunocytochemical localization, biochemical characterization, functional analysis, development and production of genetic probes, and the design of neuropeptide derivatives for cellular neurobiology as well as the potential therapeutic applications. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology ™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Authoritative and easy to follow, Neuropeptides: Methods and Protocols is intended for a large audience of scientists, including histologists, biochemists, cellular and molecular biologists, and electrophysiologists that are currently active in the field or are willing to enter this exciting and still expanding area of neurobiology.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
From the reviews:
"Neuropeptides: Methods and Protocols is a cutting-edge resource for any lab working in the area of neuropeptides. The overall goal of this book is to highlight a variety of important methods in neuropeptide research and provide protocols for executing those protocols. ... this is a terrific contribution to neuropeptide research, a one-stop resource that will benefit all scientists interested in neuropeptides." (Alan Saghatelian, ChemBioChem, Vol. 13 (6), April, 2012)
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