"...an elaborate combination of scientific background information with well-illustrated protocols...a prime reference book for scientists." -ChemBioChem
From the Back Cover
Chemical genomics is an exciting new field that promises to transform biological chemistry into a high-throughput industrialized process, much in the same way that genomics has transformed molecular biology. In Chemical Genomics: Reviews and Protocols, leading edge researchers introduce the uninitiated into the various "flavors" of chemical genomics and describe a series of readily reproducible techniques for applications in organic chemistry, protein chemistry, and computer science, with emphasis on the high-throughput approaches that are the essence of chemical genomics. The techniques range from the classic design of small molecules as affinity ligands for specific protein families, to in silico docking for computational approaches, to protein-small molecule interactions, to producing highly diverse collections of proteins, carbohydrates, and small molecules for use in arrays containing large numbers of these molecules. There are also methods for the production of proteins and carbohydrates using different expression systems, for analyzing proteins using mass spectrometry, and for arraying proteins and carbohydrates on solid supports. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principles behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Authoritative and timely, Chemical Genomics: Reviews and Protocols offers researchers an accessible introduction by pioneers to the key areas and methods of chemical genomics, as well as its use in the discovery and evaluation of novel drug targets.