Analytical biochemistry

Scheller, Frieder W.; Bier, Frank F.
January 2004
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2004, Vol. 378 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the significance of analytical techniques in biochemistry. The significance of analytical techniques is demonstrated by current problems such as the detection of BSE or anthrax bacteria and by "prenatal implantation diagnostics." The biochemical methods used for these analyses are based on enzymes, antibodies, and nucleic acids. Advances in biological sciences depend to a great extent on breakthroughs in the development of analytical methods. With the deciphering of the human genome, the biological sciences are now focusing on understanding the function of gene products and how they are linked to one another via signal transduction and metabolic pathways.


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