Antibody Engineering

Author: Roland E. Kontermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642011443
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Antibodies are indispensable tools for research, diagnosis, and therapy. Recombinant approaches allow the modification and improvement of nearly all antibody properties, such as affinity, valency, specificity, stability, serum half-life, effector functions, and immunogenicity. "Antibody Engineering" provides a comprehensive toolbox covering the well-established basics but also many exciting new techniques. The protocols reflect the latest "hands on" knowledge of key laboratories in this still fast-moving field. Newcomers will benefit from the proven step-by-step protocols, which include helpful practical advice; experienced antibody engineers will appreciate the new ideas and approaches. The book is an invaluable resource for all those engaged in antibody research and development.

Chicken Egg Yolk Antibodies Production and Application

Author: Rüdiger Schade
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662044889
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Polyclonal antibodies, widely used in research and diagnostics, are conventionally isolated from the blood of immunised mammals. The fact that antibodies can also be detected in the yolk of eggs laid by immunised hens, led to the development of the yolk antibody technology as an alternative method less stressful to animals. Hens can be kept under nearly natural conditions and antibodies be isolated from the eggs. Further, the IgY-technology has the advantage that avian antibodies can be produced against several antigens which do not induce a immune response in mammals. Protocols on how to keep and immunise hens and on the extraction, isolation and use of antibodies from yolk are described in detail in this manual. For their work on yolk antibodies the authors received the FISEA (International Foundation for the Substitution of Animal Experimentation, Luxembourg) prize in 1997.

Antibody Engineering

Author: Benny K. C. Lo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592596665
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A core collection of diverse cutting-edge techniques for the generation, expression, optimization, and characterization of recombinant antibodies. Readily reproducible protocols for lead generation range from the cloning of human immunoglobulin genes to the selection and generation of human recombinant antibodies by humanization approaches, molecular display technologies and transgenic animals. Procedures are also described on restructuring antibody leads into monovalent, multivalent, and bispecific binding fragments for a wide variety of in vivo applications. State-of-the-art technologies are described for the characterization of antigen-binding affinity and specificity with novel applications in radioimmunotargeting, cancer immunotherapy, drug abuse, and proteomics. Use cutting-edge techniques for generating and optimizing recombinant antibodies Generate antibodies by humanization, molecular display technologies and transgenic mice Perform epitope mapping with mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, and array technologies Learn about novel applications in cancer, drug addiction, and proteomics Express recombinant antibodies in bacterial, yeast, insect, mammalian and plant systems.

Antibody Engineering

Author: Dr. John McCafferty
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199635927
Format: PDF
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Recombinant DNA techniques have revolutionized the isolation and production of antibodies in recent years. This has resulted in rapid changes in how to handle antibodies for research. This new Practical Approach volume responds to this change by assembling, in one volume, protocols which allow the researcher to isolate a new antibody, analyse its properties, format the right antibody molecule or fragment, and produce it in usable quantities. The book is divided into two parts: the first describes the generation and analysis of antibodies and the second covers engineering and production. This timely book will be of interest to those involved in both clinical and molecular biological applications of antibodies.

Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

Author: Zhiqiang An
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118210263
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70-chapter authoritative reference that covers therapeutic monoclonal antibody discovery, development, and clinical applications while incorporating principles, experimental data, and methodologies. First book to address the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics in their entirety. Most chapters contain experimental data to illustrate the principles described in them. Authors provide detailed methodologies that readers can take away with them and use in their own laboratories.

Antibodies

Author: Edward A. Greenfield
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9781936113804
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"The focus of Antibodies: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition, will be unchanged from the original edition by Ed Harlow and David Lane and will cover both the production and use of antibodies in a way that is accessible to the nonimmunologist. The emphasis will be on contemporary, essential antibody-based methods that are tried, true, necessary, and useful to a broad population of life scientists. The manual will provide up-to-date protocols that work reproducibly, along with explanations as to how and why methods work and how to choose between alternative approaches. Methods that have become research staples since the manual was originally published will be included at the same level of detail and organization as the existing topics"--

In Living Color

Author: Rochelle A. Diamond
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642570496
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A contribution towards making this increasingly valuable technology accessible to researchers, including the students, post-doctoral scholars, and technicians gathering the knowledge inherent in this integration between analysis and physical isolation/purification methodologies. A step-by-step approach to the methodology for measuring various attributes demonstrated in the particular cells of interest is provided, as is a myriad of resources to fuel the curiosity and answer questions of both new and adept users. This book stems from the editors'experiences managing flow cytometry/cell sorting core facilities for the emerging researchers, in particular in developmental, cellular, and molecular biology.

Microarrays

Author: Hans-Joachim Müller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0120885433
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Microarray technology allows us to answer many questions about gene expression and drug-target screening by employing high-throughput screening. This book dedicates itself to microarrays with clear and understandable explanations and an overview of the presently available hardware, biochips and software. Separate chapters cover the different requirements for DNA and protein chips as well as spotters and scanners.

Handbook for Rhizobia

Author: Padma Somasegaran
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461383757
Format: PDF
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Rhizobia are bacteria which inhabit the roots of plants in the pea family and "fix" atmospheric nitrogen for plant growth. They are thus of enormous economic importance internationally and the subject of intense research interest. Handbook for Rhizobia is a monumental book of practical methods for working with these bacteria and their plant hosts. Topics include the general microbiological properties of rhizobia and their identification, their potential as symbionts, methods for inoculating rhizobia onto plants, and molecular genetics methods for Rhizobium in the laboratory. The book will be invaluable to Rhizobium scientists, soil microbiologists, field and laboratory researchers at agricultural research centers, agronomists, and crop scientists.