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Title Dictyostelium discoideum protocols / edited by Ludwig Eichinger, Francisco Rivero
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Humana Press : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xii, 479 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Methods in molecular biology, 1940-6029 ; v. 983
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) ; volume 983. 1064-3745
Contents Amoebozoa / Christina Schilde and Pauline Schaap -- Model organism Dictyostelium discoideum / Salvatore Bozzaro -- Comparative genomics of the dictyostelids / William F. Loomis -- One stop shop for everything Dictyostelium : dictyBase and the dicty stock center in 2012 / Petra Fey [and others] -- Fluorescent reporters and methods to analyze fluorescent signals / Annette Müller-Taubenberger and Hellen C. Ishikawa-Ankerhold -- Collection and cultivation of dictyostelids from the wild / Tracy E. Douglas [and others] -- Identification and verification of microRNAs by high-throughput sequencing / Jimmie Hällman [and others] -- Transcriptional profiling of Dictyostelium with RNA sequencing / Edward Roshan Miranda [and others] -- Analysis of chromatin organization by deep sequencing technologies / James L. Platt [and others] -- Pharmacogenetics of resistance to cisplatin and other anticancer drugs and the role of sphingolipid metabolism / Stephen Alexander, William S. Swatson, and Hannah Alexander -- N-glycomic and n-glycoproteomic studies in the social amoebae / Christa L. Feasley -- Measuring cheating, fitness, and degregation in Dictyostelium discoideum / Neil J. Buttery [and others] -- Application of the Cre-loxP system for generating multiple knock-out and knock-in targeted loci / Jan Faix [and others] -- Extrachromosomal inducible expression / Douwe M. Veltman and Peter J.M. Van Haastert -- Isolation of Dictyostelium nuclei for light and electron microscopy / Petros Batsios [and others] -- Investigation of DNA repair pathway activity / Anne-Marie C. Couto, Nicholas D. Lakin, and Catherine J. Pears -- Transcript localization in Dictyostelium discoideum cells by RNA FISH / Patrick Hofmann, Janis Kruse, and Christian Hammann -- Analysis of mitochondrial gene expression / Jessica E. Accari [and others] -- Mitochondrial respiratory complex function and the phenotypic consequences of dysfunction / Sarah J. Annesley [and others] -- Micropipette aspiration for studying cellular mechanosensory responses and mechanics / Yee-Seir Kee and Douglas N. Robinson -- Quantitative analysis of phagocytosis and phagosome maturation / Natascha Sattler, Roger Monroy, and Thierry Soldati -- Setting up and monitoring an infection of Dictyostelium discoideum with mycobacteria / Sonia Arafah [and others] -- Isolation of pathogen-containing vacuoles / Olga Shevchuk and Michael Steinert -- Immunomagnetic purification of fluorescent legionella-containing vacuoles / Ivo Finsel, Christine Hoffmann, and Hubert Hilbi -- Secretory lysosomes in Dictyostelium : visualization, characterization, and dynamics / Wanessa C. Lima and Pierre Cosson -- Monitoring autophagy in Dictyostelium / Ana Mesquita [and others]
Summary Dictyostelium discoideum is a well-establish eukaryotic model organism that offers unique advantages for studying fundamental cellular processes, including signal transduction, random and directed cell motility, cytokinesis, endocytosis and vesicle transport and development. Dictyostelium is also increasingly used for the investigation of human disease genes and the crosstalk between host and pathogen. The availability of the genome sequence at a mouse click together with a whole range of supporting information and resources along with a powerful armoury of molecular genetics techniques have considerably enhanced the experimental attractiveness of D. discoideum in recent years. The second edition of Dictyostelium discoideum Protocols incorporates the most recent developments in a number of fields. The book is divided into four parts. The first part provides an introduction to the amoebozoa and community resources. The second part presents large-scale analysis methods made possible by the completion of the Dictyostelium genome sequence. The third part is dedicated to molecular genetics techniques, cell biological, biochemical and biophysical methods. The chapters in the fourth part describe the use of Dictyostelium as a model system to study vesicle formation, trafficking and infection by bacterial pathogens. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Dictyostelium discoideum Protocols, Second Edition seeks to aid scientists in the application of innovating techniques to study a range of fundamental biological processes in this attractive model organism
Analysis dictyostelium
moleculaire genetica
molecular genetics
genetische modellen
genetic models
laboratory methods
Biological Techniques
Biologische technieken
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Dictyostelium discoideum -- Laboratory manuals
Dictyostelium -- cytology -- Laboratory Manuals
Dictyostelium -- genetics -- Laboratory Manuals
Genetic Techniques -- Laboratory Manuals
Models, Biological -- Laboratory Manuals
Models, Genetic -- Laboratory Manuals
Dictyostelium discoideum
Health & Biological Sciences.
Microbiology & Immunology.
Genre/Form Laboratory manuals
Form Electronic book
Author Eichinger, Ludwig.
Rivero-Crespo, Francisco.
LC no. 2013932012
ISBN 9781627033022