Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology: Imaging

Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology: Imaging, 1st Edition

Methods in Cell Biology

Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology: Imaging, 1st Edition,P. Michael Conn,ISBN9780124072398

Methods in Cell Biology

P Conn   

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This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology covers laboratory methods in cell biology and includes methods that are among the most important and elucidating in the discipline, such as bioluminescent imaging of gene expressions, confocal imaging, and electron microscopy of bone.

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    • Covers the most important laboratory methods in cell biology
    • Chapters written by experts in their fields


    Cell biology spans among the widest diversity of methods in the biological sciences.  From physical chemistry to microscopy, cells have given up with secrets only when the questions are asked in the right way! This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology covers laboratory methods in cell biology, and includes methods that are among the most important and elucidating in the discipline, such as bioluminescent imaging of gene expressions, confocal imaging, and electron microscopy of bone.


    Researchers and students in cell, molecular and developmental biology

    P. Michael Conn

    P. Michael Conn is the Senior Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is The Robert C. Kimbrough, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology/Biochemistry. He was previously Director of Research Advocacy and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Development and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University and Senior Scientist of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). He served for twelve years as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the ONPRC. After receiving a B.S. degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan (1971), a M.S. from North Carolina State University (1973), and a Ph.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1976), Conn did a fellowship at the NIH, then joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982. In 1984, he became Professor and Head of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, a position he held for eleven years. Conn is known for his research in the area of the cellular and molecular basis of action of gonadotropin releasing hormone action in the pituitary and therapeutic approaches that restore misfolded proteins to function. His work has led to drugs that have benefitted humans and animals. Most recently, he has identified a new class of drugs, pharmacoperones, which act by regulating the intracellular trafficking of receptors, enzymes and ion channels. He has authored or co-authored over 350 publications in this area and written or edited over 200 books, including texts in neurosciences, molecular biology and endocrinology. Conn has served as the editor of many professional journals and book series (Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine, Methods, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and Contemporary Endocrinology). Conn served on the National Board of Medical Examiners, including two years as chairman of the reproduction and endocrinology committee. The work of his laboratory has been recognized with a MERIT award from the NIH, the J.J. Abel Award of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Weitzman, Oppenheimer and Ingbar Awards of the Endocrine Society, the National Science Medal of Mexico (the Miguel Aleman Prize) and the Stevenson Award of Canada. He is the recipient of the Oregon State Award for Discovery, the Media Award of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and was named a distinguished Alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine in 2012. Conn is a previous member of Council for the American Society for Cell Biology and the Endocrine Society and is a prior President of the Endocrine Society, during which time he founded the Hormone Foundation and worked with political leadership to heighten the public’s awareness of diabetes. Conn’s students and fellows have gone on to become leaders in industry and academia. He is an elected member of the Mexican Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the co-author of The Animal Research War (2008) and many articles for the public and academic community on the value of animal research and the dangers posed by animal extremism. His op/eds have appeared in The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Des Moines Register, and elsewhere. Conn consults with organizations that are influenced by animal extremism and with universities and companies facing challenges from these groups.

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    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA

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    Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology: Imaging, 1st Edition

    1. Single Molecule FRET Microscopy
      Victoria Birkedal (nee Ciulin)
    2. Bioluminescent Imaging of Gene Expressions
      X. Chen
    3. Confocal Imaging
      Anda Cornea
    4. Electron Microscopy of Bone
      Vincent Everts
    5. Immunostaining: Detection of Signaling Protein Location in Tissues, Cells and Subcellular Compartments
      Rory Fisher
    6. Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions
      Changdeng Hu and Yutaka Kodama
    7. Histochemistry
      Lothar Jennes
    8. Live Imaging
      Naoto Kawakami
    9. Click Labeling for Single-Molecule FRET
      E.A. Lemke
    10. High Throughput Methods for the Detection of Protein Over Expression Using Fluorescent Markers
      Karen McLuskey & Mads Gabrielsen
    11. Correlation Microscopy
      Sasha Mironov
    12. Stereology of the Lung
      Matthias Ochs & Jan Philipp Schneider
    13. Formation and Preparation of Cellular Spheroids for High-Content Assays Based on Epifluorescence and Laser Light Sheet Fluorescent Microscopies.
      Francesco Pampaloni, Nariman Ansari & Ernst Stelzer
    14. Optimising Fluorochrome Excitation and Detection for Intravital 2-Photon Microscopy
      Tri Giang Phan
    15. Cryomicroscopy
      Ingeborg Schmidt-Krey
    16. In situ Hybridization
      Chung-Jui Tsai
    17. Imaging RNA
      Luis Vaca Dominguez


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