This volume explores novel concepts of pericyte biology. The present book is an attempt to describe the most recent developments in the area of pericyte biology which is one of the emergent hot topics in the field of molecular and cellular biology today. Here, we present a selected collection of detailed chapters on what we know so far about the pericytes. Together with its companion volumes Pericyte Biology in Different Organs and Pericyte Biology in Disease, Pericyte Biology - Novel Concepts presents a comprehensive update on the latest information and most novel functions attributed to pericytes. To those researchers newer to this area, it will be useful to have the background information on these cells´ unique history. It will be invaluable for both advanced cell biology students as well as researchers in cell biology, stem cells and researchers or clinicians involved with specific diseases.
Diagnostic Molecular Biology describes the fundamentals of molecular biology in a clear, concise manner to aid in the comprehension of this complex subject. Each technique described in this book is explained within its conceptual framework to enhance understanding, and current applications of clinical laboratory techniques are covered in detail. The targeted approach covers the principles of molecular biology including the basic knowledge of nucleic acids, proteins, and genomes; the basic techniques and instrumentations that are often used in the field of molecular biology with detailed procedures and explanations; and the applications of the principle and techniques currently employed in the clinical laboratory. Provides an understanding of what techniques are used to diagnosis at the molecular level Explains how to use information technology to communicate and assess results in the lab Places protocols into context with practical applications
This book explains omics at the most basic level, including how this new concept can be properly utilized in molecular and systems biology research. Most reviews and books on this topic have mainly focused on the technicalities and complexity of each omics´ platform, impeding readers to wholly understand its fundamentals and applications. This book tackles such gap and will be most beneficial to novice in this area, university students and even researchers. Basic workflow and practical guidance in each omics are also described, such that scientists can properly design their experimentation effectively. Furthermore, how each omics platform has been conducted in our institute (INBIOSIS) is also detailed, a comprehensive example on this topic to further enhance readers´ understanding. The contributors of each chapter have utilized the platforms in various manner within their own research and beyond. The contributors have also been interactively integrated and combined these different omics approaches in their research, being able to systematically write each chapter with the conscious knowledge of other inter-relating topics of omics. The potential readers and audience of this book can come from undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to extend their comprehension in the topics of molecular biology and big data analysis using omics platforms. Furthermore, researchers and scientists whom may have expertise in basic molecular biology can extend their experimentation using the omics technologies and workflow outlined in this book, benefiting their research in the long run.
´´This excellent work fills the need for an upper-levelgraduate course resource that examines the latest biochemical,biophysical, and molecular biological methods for analyzing thestructures and physical properties of biomolecules... Thisreviewer showed [the book] to several of his senior graduatestudents, and they unanimously gave the book rave reviews.Summing Up: Highly recommended...´´ CHOICE Chemical biology is a rapidly developing branch of chemistry,which sets out to understand the way biology works at the molecularlevel. Fundamental to chemical biology is a detailed understandingof the syntheses, structures and behaviours of biologicalmacromolecules and macromolecular lipid assemblies that togetherrepresent the primary constituents of all cells and all organisms.The subject area of chemical biology bridges many differentdisciplines and is fast becoming an integral part of academic andcommercial research. This textbook is designed specifically as a key teachingresource for chemical biology that is intended to build onfoundations lain down by introductory physical and organicchemistry courses. This book is an invaluable text for advancedundergraduates taking biological, bioorganic, organic andstructural chemistry courses. It is also of interest to biochemistsand molecular biologists, as well as professionals within themedical and pharmaceutical industry. Key Features: * A comprehensive introduction to this dynamic area of chemistry,which will equip chemists for the task of understanding andstudying the underlying principles behind the functioning ofbiological macro molecules, macromolecular lipid assemblies andcells. * Covers many basic concepts and ideas associated with the studyof the interface between chemistry and biology. * Includes pedagogical features such as: key examples, glossaryof equations, further reading and links to websites. * Clearly written and richly illustrated in fullcolour.
The Colour Atlas and Handbook of Beverage Biology is a comprehensive reference work aimed primarily at practising beverage biologists. On the basis of numerous colour plates, microscopic enlargements and drawings, a morphological differentiation of all important beverage organisms is made possible.The various germs can be identified unambiguously in most cases by means of the detailed description of physiological-biochemical properties and growth characteristics. The two highly successful German language volumes already in print were updated, tailored to international requirements and combined into one in the present volume. The most recent taxonomic findings served as a basis. The detailed description of detection methods for all relevant microorganisms in the various beverages is also based on the latest scientific research. By presenting and giving a detailed description of numerous original cultures from commercial operations (cell morphology and growth characteristics), the objective is to provide all those working in the field with a tool to help them to accurately determine the hygienic and microbiological condition of their plant at all times and, if necessary, adopt appropriate measures. In this book, general microbiological tests are first set out, followed by a detailed treatment of the microbiology of breweries and wineries. The book contains chapters on fruit juice and lemonade operations, water/plant hygiene, dairy industry as well as associate flora. In the annex, modern detection methods, methods for biological operational control as well as processes for eliminating beverage-spoilage organisms are presented. A comprehensive word index makes it easier for beverage biologists to use this Colour Atlas and Handbook of Beverage Biology.
In this sketch I have attempted to bring under one view the broad features of biological progress, and to increase the human interest by writing the story around the lives of the great Leaders. The practical execution of the task resolved itself largely into the question of what to omit. The number of detailed researches upon which progress in biology rests made rigid selection necessary, and the difficulties of separating the essential from the less important, and of distinguishing between men of temporary notoriety and those of enduring fame, have given rise to no small perplexities. The aim has been kept in mind to give a picture sufficiently diagrammatic not to confuse the general reader, and it is hoped that the omissions which have seemed necessary will, in a measure, be compensated for by the clearness of the picture. References to selected books and articles have been given at the close of the volume, that will enable readers who wish fuller information to go to the best sources. The book is divided into two sections. In the first are considered the sources of the ideas—except those of organic evolution—that dominate biology, and the steps by which they have been molded into a unified science. The Doctrine of Organic Evolution, on account of its importance, is reserved for special consideration in the second section. This is, of course, merely a division of convenience, since after its acceptance the doctrine of evolution has entered into all phases of biological progress. The portraits with which the text is illustrated embrace those of nearly all the founders of biology. Some of the rarer ones are unfamiliar even to biologists, and have been discovered only after long search in the libraries of Europe and America. An orderly account of the rise of biology can hardly fail to be of service to the class of inquirers mentioned in the opening paragraph. It is hoped that this sketch will also meet some of the needs of the increasing body of students who are doing practical work in biological laboratories. It is important that such students, in addition to the usual classroom instruction, should get a perspective view of the way in which biological science has come into its present form.
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Presenting an area of research that intersects with and integrates diverse disciplines, including molecular biology, applied informatics, and statistics, among others, Bioinformatics for Omics Data: Methods and Protocols collects contributions from expert researchers in order to provide practical guidelines to this complex study. Divided into three convenient sections, this detailed volume covers central analysis strategies, standardization and data-management guidelines, and fundamental statistics for analyzing Omics profiles, followed by a section on bioinformatics approaches for specific Omics tracks, spanning genome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome levels, as well as an assortment of examples of integrated Omics bioinformatics applications, complemented by case studies on biomarker and target identification in the context of human disease. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
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