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Applying Genomic and Proteomic Microarray Technology in Drug Discovery

Robert S Matson 
CRC Press  2004  



Hardback  256 pp  ISBN 9780849314698      £127.00
  • Includes an extensive literature survey and comparison of microarray technology formats
  • Discusses the relevance and general utility of microarray technologies in the drug discovery process
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of important factors for successful array printing
  • Contains protocols for printing nucleic acids and proteins and a selection of substrates and preparation of surface chemistries
  • Supplies an extensive review and assessment of key studies demonstrating the utility of gene expression and protein microarrays
Microarrays play an increasingly significant role in drug discovery. Written by a leader in the field, Applying Genomic and Proteomic Microarray Technology in Drug Discovery highlights, describes, and evaluates current scientific research using microarray technology in genomic and proteomic applications. The author addresses the drawbacks, helping you avoid unnecessary pitfalls, and provides practical tips on how to employ the technology in drug discovery and development.

The book details the commercial landscape, covering the many issues surrounding the future adoption of gene expression and protein microarrays for pharmacogenomic and pharmacoproteomic applications. The author critically assesses those studies that have helped define applications in genomics and proteomics, explains gene expression microarray applications, and examines the utility of the protein microarray. He covers alternative substrates and the preparation of various surface chemistries together with their suitability for immobilization of nucleic acids and proteins. He delineates the mechanics of microarraying including environmental conditions, printer and pin performance, as well as discussion regarding setting up the print run. The book supplies protocols for printing nucleic acids and proteins and an in-depth discussion of other important parameters such as print buffers (inks) and factors influencing print quality.

An understanding of the making of a microarray is fundamentally important to those interested in producing "spotted" arrays and their proper use. As this technology expands in popularity and usefulness, industry experts must grasp the fundamental principles behind it, its strengths, and its limitations. A basic reference for users of microarray technology in drug discovery, this book offers a detailed perspective and insight into the present and future uses of this technology.

Contents



Introduction
Microarray Format
General Utility
The Omic Era
Role of Gene Expression Microarrays in Drug Discovery
Proteomics Today: The Great Challenge
Potential Role for Protein Microarrays in Drug Discovery
Critical Issues with Protein Microarrays
Future medicine: Pharmacoproteomics or pharmacogenomics?
References

COMMERCIAL MICROARRAYS
Introduction
In situ arrays
Ex situ or spotted arrays
3D and 4D chips
Flow-Thru biochips
Electronic biochips
Future opportunities
References

SUPPORTS AND SURFACE CHEMISTRIES
Introduction
Substrates
Summary
References

ARRAYING PROCESSES
Introduction
Creating spotted microarrays
Printing parameters
Protocols for printing nucleic acids
Protocols for printing proteins
References

GENE EXPRESSION: MICROARRAY-BASED APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Applications demonstrating DNA microarray utility
Biomedical research applications
References

PROTEIN MICROARRAY APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Spot theory
Applications demonstrating protein microarray utility
Measuring microarray performance
Other microarray formats useful for proteomic applications
References
Index

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