Summary and Info
Katherine Bushby and Louise Anderson assemble an outstanding collection of key techniques for the analysis of DNA and protein from patients suspected to suffer from muscular dystrophy. Each method is highly detailed to ensure success and is presented by a hands-on expert. The various DNA techniques focus on both the X-linked muscular dystrophies and the autosomal recessive muscular dystrophies. The protein methods include expression analysis, multiplex western blot analysis, immunocytochemical analysis, and reviews of immunological reagents and of amplification systems. Comprehensive and highly practical, Muscular Dystrophy: Methods and Protocols offers today's diagnostic laboratories, basic and medical researchers, and clinicians an authoritative collection of tools that will serve as exacting diagnostic tools as well as greatly empowering research on the novel therapeutics now beginning to emerge.