Growth Factors: A Practical Approach by Ian McKay

Growth Factors: A Practical Approach

EditorIan McKay, Irene Leigh

Paperback | June 1, 1992

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This book is a step-by-step guide to studying growth factors, from the initial search for and characterization of new activities, to sophisticated in vivo analysis and molecular biology approaches such as DNA cloning. It also covers the detection and study of growth inhibitory factors. GrowthFactors: A Practical Approach is an invaluable practical guide for both those entering growth factor research for the first time and more experienced researchers. As well as covering a wide variety of techniques, this book includes a valuable appendix covering all known growth factors.

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Irene Leigh is at London Hospital Medical College.

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Title:Growth Factors: A Practical ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0199633592

ISBN - 13:9780199633593

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Table of Contents

1. I.A. McKay: Types of growth factor activity: detection and characterization of new growth factor activities2. E.J.J. Van Zoelen, B. Lelaey, N. Van der Burg, and D. Huylebroeck: Detection of polypeptide growth factors: application of specific bio-assays and PCR technology3. A.N. Corps, and K.D. Brown: Induction of DNA synthesis and cell division in quiescent cells in response to small peptide growth factors4. P. Sanjeeva Reddy and B.H. Cochran: Novel gene transcription in response to growth factors: gene isolation by differential plaque hybridization5. J.M.W. Slack: Embryological assays for growth factors6. R.T. Ballock and A.B. Roberts: The role of TGF- in bone growth and bone repair7. R.J. Akhurst: Localization of growth factor mRNA in tissue sections by in-situ hybridization8. P. Robinson, P. Whitehead, and W. Hume: Detection and characterization of growth inhibitory factors: epidermal inhibitory pentapeptide (EIP)9. T.J. Dudgeon, J.M. Clements, and M.G. Hunter: Expression of growth factors in microbial systems10. S.J. Capper: Immunoassays for growth factors11. C. Linge and M.R. Green: Determination of growth factor receptor distribution by immunocytochemistry or autoradiography and quantitation by ligand binding or FACS analysisAppendices

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''this book is strongly recommended to anyone involved in growth-factor research'C. Jane Robinson, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Potters Bar, TIBTECH, March 1994 (Vol. 12)