Analytical Morphology: Theory, Applications & Protocols
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 20, 1997 - Medical - 264 pages
This volume is a collection of chapters contributed by leading experts in the emerging field of analytical morphology. Its contents cover a wide range of techniques for morphologic research and diagnosis and it is intended for anyone who wants to keep abreast of the rapid development in this field. Analytical morphology is a contemporary science dealing with the analy sis of shape, size and color arrangement of cell and tissue components by means of a variety of analytical maneuvers. It differs from conventional mor phology and histopathology in that it employs methods beyond routine hema toxylin and eosin or histochemical staining. To a great extent, the advance ment of analytical morphology is based on new advances in other disciplines, such as immunology, molecular biology, laser technology, microwave tech nology and computer science. Using these new methods, particular cellular components that would otherwise remain invisible, such as peptides, pro teins, or nucleotide sequences, are highlighted by visible markers through chemical, physical, immunological or molecular biological reactions. These methods include immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, in situ poly merase chain reaction, antigen retrieval, image analysis, and the like. Analytical morphology is the foundation of contemporary medicine. It provides concrete and visible evidence for many conceptual deductions of other life science disciplines.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acid amylin amyloid analysis aneuploidy antigen antigen retrieval application AR-IHC background staining biocytin biotin brain buffer cancer carcinoma cells chromosome Clin confocal microscope cycle Cytochem cytogenetics cytometry detection diagnostic DNA histogram electron microscopy ethanol Figure FISH fixation fluorescence formalin formalin-fixed gene expression Genet genomic Histochem human hybridization IAPP IGSS immunocytochemistry immunohistochemical immunohistochemistry immunoreactivity immunostaining incubation injection insulin interphase islet amyloid polypeptide labeled laboratory method microwave oven molecular monoclonal antibody mRNA MW C 48 MW C.U MW irradiation MW oven neurons Neurosci nuclear nuclei optimal PAPNET paraffin paraffin-embedded Pathol Pathology PCNA peptide peroxidase PHA-L polymerase primary antibody probe procedure protein protocol rabbit reaction reagent receptor Rinse room temperature scanning screening secondary antibody sensitivity sequences serum silver slides smears solution specific specimens studies technique tion tissue sections tracers tumor wash water load