CDNA Library Protocols by Ian G. CowellCDNA Library Protocols by Ian G. Cowell

CDNA Library Protocols

byIan G. CowellEditorCaroline A. Austin

Hardcover | October 1, 1996

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The first libraries of complementary DNA (cDNA) clones were con­ structed in the mid-to-late 1970s using RNA-dependent DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase) to convert poly A* mRNA into double-stranded cDNA suitable for insertion into prokaryotic vectors. Since then cDNA technology has become a fundamental tool for the molecular biologist and at the same time some very significant advances have occurred in the methods for con­ structing and screening cDNA libraries. It is not the aim of cDNA Library Protocols to give a comprehensive review of all cDNA library-based methodologies; instead we present a series of up-to-date protocols that together should give a good grounding of proce­ dures associated with the construction and use of cDNA libraries. In deciding what to include, we endeavored to combine up-to-date versions of some of the most widely used protocols with some very usefiil newer techniques. cDNA Library Protocols should therefore be especially useful to the investigator who is new to the use of cDNA libraries, but should also be of value to the more experienced worker. Chapters 1-5 concentrate on cDNA library construction and manipula­ tion, Chapters 6 and 7 describe means of cloning difficult-to-obtain ends of cDNAs, Chapters 8-18 give various approaches to the screening of cDNA libraries, and the remaining chapters present methods of analysis of cDNA clones including details of how to analyze cDNA sequence data and how to make use of the wealth of cDNA data emerging from the human genome project.
Title:CDNA Library ProtocolsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:321 pagesPublished:October 1, 1996Publisher:Humana Press

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Table of Contents

cDNA Library Construction from Small Amounts of RNA Using Paramagnetic Beads and PCR Kris N. Lambert and Valerie M. Williamson Increasing the Average Abundance of Low-Abundance cDNAs by Ordered Subdivision of cDNA Populations David R. Sibson and Michael P. Starkey Isolation of Messenger RNA from Plant Tissues Alison Dunn cDNA Library Construction for the Lambda ZAP®-Based Vectors Marjory A. Snead, Michelle A. Alting-Mees, and Jay M. Short Clone Excision Methods for the Lambda ZAP®-Based Vectors Marjory A. Snead, Michelle A. Alting-Mees, and Jay M. Short Using Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends (RACE) to Obtain Full-Length cDNAs Yue Zhang and Michael A. Frohman Inverse PCR Approach to Cloning cDNA Ends Sheng-He Huang Cloning Gene Family Members Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction with Degenerate Oligonucleotide Primers Gregory M. Preston Subtractive Hybridization for the Isolation of Differentially Expressed Genes Using Magnetic Beads Hans-Christian Aasheim, Ton Logtenberg, and Frank Larsen Preparation of Competent Cells for High-Efficiency Plasmid Transformation of Escherichia coli Yasuhiko Nakata, Xiaoren Tang, and Kazunari K. Yokoyama The Tetramethylammonium Chloride (TMAC) Method for Screening cDNA Libraries with Highly Degenerate Oligonucleotide Probes Obtained by Reverse Translation of Amino Acid Sequences Bent Honoré and Peder Madsen Screening cDNA Libraries by Hybridization with Double-Stranded DNA Probes and Oligonucleotides Caroline A. Austin Immunological Screening of l-Phage cDNA Expression Libraries Helen C. Hurst Cloning Sequence-Specific DNA-Binding Factors from cDNA Expression Libraries Using Oligonucleotide Binding Site Probes Ian G. Cowell Protein Interaction Cloning by Far-Western Screening of l-Phage cDNA ExpressionLibraries Shinichi Takayama and John C. Reed Yeast Two-Hybrid Library Screening Ian G. Cowell Signal Sequence Trap: Expression Cloning Method for Secreted Proteins and Type 1 Membrane Proteins Kei Tashiro, Toru Nakano, and Tasuku Honjo Isolation of Genetic Suppressor Elements (GSEs) from Random Fragment cDNA Libraries in Retroviral Vectors Andrei V. Gudkov and Igor B. Roninson Expression and Preparation of Fusion Proteins from Recombinant lgt11 Phages Sheng-He Huang and Ambrose Jong Computer Analysis of Cloned Sequences Paul R. Caron The TIGR Human cDNA Database Ewen F. Kirkness and Anthony R. Kerlavage Searching the dbEST Database Patricia Rodriguez Tomé Reference cDNA Library Facilities Available from European Sources Michael P. Starkey, Yagnesh Umrania, Christopher R. Mundy, and Martin J. Bishop Index

Editorial Reviews

This is a good overview of the essentials for preparing a cDNA library, for both the novice and the expert...the book is a true laboratory manual for the experimental scientist. It Should represent a useful and up-to-date addition for any lab that, for whatever reason, needs to generate its own libraries.-Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc."...their fine layout and ease of use suggest that the lab copy won't stay on the bookshelf for long."-SGM Quarterly