Author : Niels Gregersen, Lars Bolund, Peter Bross (auth.), Peter Bross, Niels Gregersen (eds.)
Description:It has now become clear that a large number of diseases with very different pathologies share a common framework of protein misfolding, accompanied by degradation and/or aggregation of the misfolded proteins. In Protein Misfolding and Disease: Principles and Protocols, notable experts in conformational disease review the latest thinking about the molecular processes underlying these diseases and describe cutting-edge biochemical, genomic, cellular, and chemical laboratory techniques for studying their genesis and pathologies. The authors apply their carefully refined methods to a variety of metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as to the aging process. The techniques presented are broadly applicable in many diverse disease contexts and may be used in both diagnosis and detailed research on new treatment strategies. Each tried and proven protocol includes insightful background notes, lists of required equipment and reagents, step-by-step instructions, and tips on troubleshooting and on how to avoid known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Protein Misfolding and Disease: Principles and Protocols offers both novice and experienced researchers a solid theoretical grounding in conformational disease and a remarkable set of analytical methodologies for uncovering its characteristics and generating new therapeutic approaches.