Neuropeptide Protocols

  • G. Brent Irvine
  • Carvell H. Williams

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ka Wan Li, Wijnand P. M. Geraerts
    Pages 17-25
  3. Aaron G. Maule, Timothy G. Geary
    Pages 27-40
  4. Chris Kowalczyk, Michael O’Shea
    Pages 41-48
  5. Graeme J. Anderson
    Pages 49-60
  6. Annette G. Beck-Sickinger
    Pages 61-73
  7. SungAe S. Park, Wei-Lun Hung, Daniel E. Schaufelberger, Norberto A. Guzman, Juan P. Advis
    Pages 101-111
  8. Sándor Lovas, Richard F. Murphy
    Pages 209-217
  9. Géza Tóth, Sándor Lovas, Ferenc Ötvös
    Pages 219-230

About this book

Introduction

After 20 years of intensive effort, novel neuropeptides continue to be discovered, and the field of neuropeptide research is still expanding. As new analytical techniques become available, their applicability to the study of neu­ ropeptides brings fresh insights into the properties and functions of these ubiq­ uitous chemical messengers. Presented in this single volume, Neuropeptide Protocols, are 33 chapters covering these new techniques, together with more established methods. Each contributor is actively engaged in neuropeptide research and so brings to his or her description an awareness of the practical problems inher­ ent in the method, and provides sound advice on how to overcome them. The format conforms to the style of previous books in the Methods in Molecular Biology series. Each chapter provides an instruction to the technique, and item­ ized list of equipment and reagents, and a step-by-step set of instructions to enable practitioners to reproduce the method. The Notes section gives insights into pitfalls or critical stages, tips to overcome these obstacles, and sugges­ tions for extensions or modifications of the basic protocol. Neuropeptide Protocols is intended as a benchtop manual providing the entire gamut of techniques that form the essential tool kit of the practicing neuropeptide researcher. It will be useful for those new to the field, as well as for established workers who wish to try a new technique for the first time.

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Brent Irvine
    • 1
  • Carvell H. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastNorthern IrelandUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1385/0896033996
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1997
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-399-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-559-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • About this book