H. W. Kaufmann is a professor at San Antonio College.
...The chapters are clearly written so that complex techniques are reduced to their individual components...this book will be a major asset to a molecular biology laboratory involved in vascular research. - Atherosclerosis This collection of very detailed molecular biology protocols was compiled The first five parts present protocols that are designed to identity and characterize genes in cardiovascular disease, including methods for detecting specific gene mutation, identifying new genes, characterizing the levels and regulation of expression of the new genes, and apoptotic methods. The final two parts contain in vivo and in culture gene transfer protocols used in cardiovascular disease and protocols for clinical gene therapy. an excellent reference for molecular biologists in the field of vascular disease. - Quarterly Review of Biology the authors of the individual chapters have made every effort to relate their particular techniques to the study of vascular tissues. the editor has assembled a broad base of well established authors to describe their protocols. this is a good book. this book may prove worthwhile in helping to ease the load on the typical physician-scientist trying to care for patients and at the same time direct his or her laboratory research program. - Texas Heart Institute Journal The book is the result of the contribution of distinguished experts in the field. Each chapter of the book is introduced by a theoretical summary of the goal of the technique with excellent diagrams followed by the material used, the basic procedures and the methods. Critical notes and references end each chapter. This important publication directed to molecular biologists covers the latest aspects of molecular procedures for the study of cardiovascular diseases and confirms, if necessary, the irreversible revolution in cardiovascular research. - Acta Cardiologica