Biochemical Tools for Investigating Cell Function

  • Hiroyuki Osada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Hiroyuki Osada
    Pages 1-10
  3. Nobumoto Watanabe, Hiroyuki Osada
    Pages 11-35
  4. Akihiro Ito, Minoru Yoshida
    Pages 37-74
  5. Etsu Tashiro, Mitsuhiro Kitagawa, Masaya Imoto
    Pages 75-113
  6. Takao Kataoka
    Pages 115-147
  7. Hiroyuki Koshino, Takeo Usui
    Pages 149-371
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 373-384

About this book


This new edition provides the most advanced research using bioprobes on the chemical control of 1) cell cycle and differentiation, 2) epigenetics, 3) apoptosis and autophagy, and 4) immune response. The “bioprobe”, first proposed in the first edition, has become an indispensable tool for chemical biology and has substantially assisted in the investigation of complex biochemical processes of cells. New areas of investigation such as stem cell research, epigenetic research, and autophagy research have rapidly advanced in the past 10 years. Including these new findings, this second edition supplies up-to-date information on the biochemical tools called bioprobes. Data on each bioprobe, such as chemical structure, origin, function, and references, are presented as one item in this volume. Readers will easily find useful information and will be able to determine the appropriate bioprobes to investigate cell functions. The information on bioprobes and their use in research makes this book a valuable source for researchers in diverse fields. Not only scientists in academia but also in the pharmaceutical industries will discover the most important information about small molecules useful for drug discovery.


Natural products Chemical biology Small molecule inhibitors Drug development Target identification of bioactive compounds

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Osada
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Biology Research GroupRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource ScienceWakoJapan

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