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Laboratory Guide for Isolation and Characterization
4th Edition - August 31, 2009
Author: Robert E. Farrell Jr.
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This is the fourth edition of the successful laboratory guide which has translated the rich story of riboneucleic acid for over fifteen years. RNA Methodologies 4e presents the… Read more
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This is the fourth edition of the successful laboratory guide which has translated the rich story of riboneucleic acid for over fifteen years. RNA Methodologies 4e presents the latest collection of tested laboratory protocols for the isolation and characterization of eukaryotic and prokaryotic RNA with greater emphasis on transcript profiling, including quantification issues and elucidation of alternative transcription start sites. Collectively the chapters work together providing analysis with clear take-home lessons to assist researchers to understand RNA and to optimize time at the bench. The abundant use of flow charts, tables and graphs are especially helpful in the planning and implementation phases of a project and facilitate learning. 30% new material in this edition includes the addition of RNA isolation protocols including RNA isolation from tissue, expansion of PCR optimization analysis and RNA interference sections, the introduction of a new chapter dealing with the molecular biology of plants, and an expanded glossary.
30% new material with the addition of RNA isolation protocols including RNA isolation from tissue, expansion of PCR optimization analysis and RNA interference sections, the introduction of a new chapter dealing with the molecular biology of plants, and an expanded glossary
Author is a well-recognized expert in the field of RNA experimentation and founded Exon-Intron, a well-known biotechnology educational workshop center
Includes classic and contemporary techniques useful for all labs
Researchers, graduate students and lab technicians in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemical genetics
**Fully revised with five new chapters, a new appendix, and nine chapters with major expansions** CHAPTER 1: RNA and the Cellular Biochemistry RevisitedCHAPTER 2: RNA Isolation StrategiesCHAPTER 3: The Truth about TissuesCHAPTER 4: Going Green: RNA and the Molecular Biology of Plants (NEW)CHAPTER 5: Isolation of Polyadenylated RNACHAPTER 6: Quality Control for RNA Preparations (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 7: Resilient RibonucleasesCHAPTER 8: Stringency: Conditions that Influence Nucleic Acid Structure (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 9: Electrophoresis of RNA (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 10: Photodocumentation and Image Analysis (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 11: Northern AnalysisCHAPTER 12: Nucleic Acid Probe TechnologyCHAPTER 13: Practical Nucleic Acid HybridizationCHAPTER 14: Principles of Detection (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 15: Quantification of Specific mRNAs by Nuclease Protection CHAPTER 16: Analysis of Nuclear RNA (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 17: cDNA Synthesis (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 18: RT-PCR (NEW)CHAPTER 19: Quantitative PCR Techniques CHAPTER 20: Functional Genomics and Transcript Profiling (NEW)CHAPTER 21: High-Throughput Analysis of Gene Expression CHAPTER 22: Non-Array Methods for Global Analysis of Gene Expression (NEW)CHAPTER 23: RNA Interference: Targeted Gene Silencing (EXPANDED)CHAPTER 24: Genomes, Transcriptomes, Proteomes, and BioinformaticsCHAPTER 25: An RNA ParadigmAPPENDIX A: Maintaining Complete and Accurate RecordsAPPENDIX B: Converting Mass to Moles (NEW)APPENDIX C: Useful Stock Solutions for the Molecular BiologistAPPENDIX D: Phenol PreparationAPPENDIX E: Disposal of Ethidium Bromide and SYBR Green SolutionsAPPENDIX F: DNase I Removal of DNA From An RNA SampleAPPENDIX G: DNase Incubation to Remove RNA from a DNA SampleAPPENDIX H: Deionization of Formamide, Formaldehyde, and GlyoxalAPPENDIX I: Silanizing Centrifuge Tubes and GlasswareAPPENDIX J: Trypsinization Protocol for Anchorage-Dependent CellsAPPENDIX K: Isolation of High-Molecular-Weight DNA by Salting-OutAPPENDIX L: Electrophoresis: Principles, Parameters, and SafetyAPPENDIX M: Polyacrylamide Gel ElectrophoresisAPPENDIX N: Dot Blot Analysis (NEW)APPENDIX O: Centrifugation as a Mainstream Tool for the Molecular BiologistAPPENDIX P: Selected Suppliers of Equipment, Reagents, and ServicesAPPENDIX Q: Useful SI UnitsAPPENDIX R: Common AbbreviationsAPPENDIX S: Trade Citations
No. of pages: 744
Published: August 31, 2009
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9780080884950
Robert E. Farrell Jr.
Dr. Robert Farrell is a bench-current scientist who has 35 years of experience working with RNA in the study of transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression in a variety of model systems. He is also experienced in animal cell culture methods. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State University, he operated a biotech education and service firm, winning the 1998 Small Business Contractor of the Year award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is the recipient of campus- and college-wide awards for excellence in teaching, and has extensive experience running RNA and specialized biotechnology hands-on laboratory training programs all over the world. He often serves as a consultant within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Dr. Farrell received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from The Catholic University of America and his B.S. in Biology from Providence College. Dr. Farrell currently serves as the campus academic officer at Penn State York.
Affiliations and expertise
Bench-Current Scientist, Pennsylvania State University, York, PA, USA