By Shan S. Wong

Since the e-book of the 1st version of Chemistry of Protein Conjugation and Cross-Linking in 1991, new cross-linking reagents, significantly multifunctional cross-linkers, were built and synthesized. The of entirety of the human genome undertaking has opened a brand new sector for learning nucleic acid and protein interactions utilizing nucleic acid cross-linking reagents, and advances have additionally been made within the quarter of biosensors and microarray biochips for the detection and research of genes, proteins, and carbohydrates. moreover, advancements in actual suggestions with extraordinary sensitivity and backbone have facilitated the research of cross-linked items.

Updated to mirror the advances of the twenty first century, this booklet offers:

  • An assessment of the chemical ideas underlying the approaches of cross-linking and conjugation
  • A thorough checklist of cross-linking reagents released within the literature because the first version, overlaying monofunctional, homobifunctional, heterobifunctional, multifunctional, and zero-length cross-linkers
  • Reviews of using those reagents in learning protein tertiary buildings, geometric preparations of subunits inside advanced proteins and nucleic acids, near-neighbor research, protein-to-protein or ligand–receptor interactions, and conformational adjustments of biomolecules
  • Discusses the appliance of immunoconjugation for immunoassays, immunotoxins for precise treatment, microarray expertise for research of varied biomolecules, and stable nation chemistry for immobilizations

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