Determination of the protein sequence is as important today as it was a half century ago, even though the techniques and purposes have changed over time. Mass spectrometry has continued its recent rapid development to find notable application in the characterization of small amounts of protein, for example, in the field of proteomics. The "traditional" chemical N-terminal sequencing is still of great value in quality assurance of the increasing number of biopharmaceuticals that are to be found in the clinic, checking processing events of recombinant proteins, and so on. It is joined in the armory of me- ods of protein analysis by such techniques as C-terminal sequencing and amino acid analysis. These methods are continually developing. The first edition of Protein Sequencing Protocols was a "snapshot" of methods in use in protein biochemistry laboratories at the time, and this, the second edition, is likewise. Methods have evolved in the intervening period, and the content of this book has similarly changed, the content of some chapters having been superceded and replaced by other approaches. Thus, in this edition, there is inclusion of approaches to validation of methods for quality assurance work, reflecting the current importance of biopharmaceuticals, and also a guide to further analysis of protein sequence information, acknowledging the importance of bioinformatics.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 493
Weight: 966 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2003
"...this book would certainly benefit readers who are new to the field as well as those more experienced as it serves as a convenient collection of tried and trusted methods...the book gives valuable background and insight to the various techniques associated with protein sequencing, which are often used by those providing services from within a core facility to the wider population of life science researchers." -Proteomics
"A positive feature of this book is that the fact that minute details, which are essential for successful implementation of an analytical method are provided. This book can serve as a useful reference for laboratories which mainly utilize chemical methods for protein analysis." -Pharmaceutical Research
From Reviews of the First Edition...
"...full of valuable information..." -Biochemical Education
"...provides very useful resources for those embarking on protein identification or characterization projects..." -FEBS Letters
"...an extremely useful compendium of protein analysis protocols..." -Nahrung-Food
"...well organized and accessible..." -Journal of the American Chemical Society
"The overall result is a concise and highly informative laboratory manual aimed at both operators and users of protein analysis facilities providing an understanding of what techniques involve, how samples should be prepared and in what form and amounts they should be submitted to achieve the most successful data. This publication has certainly proved to be a valuable asset to my laboratory and I would recommend it not only to those in protein sequencing and mass spectrometry laboratories, but also anyone with protein chemistry applications and interests."-Molecular Biotechnology