Recently, important new findings in the polyamine field and a variety of new experimental systems have revolutionized the study of these ubiquitous cellular components, essential for normal growth and development. In Polyamines: Methods and Protocols, leading researchers contribute an extensive collection of up-to-date laboratory techniques for the further pursuit of polyamine study. The volume delves into vital subjects such as neoplasia studies with animal models and human patients, therapeutic roles for polyamine inhibitors and analogs, polyamine metabolism and oxidative damage, polyamines as regulators of critical ion channels, as well as polyamine transport systems and polyamine-responsive genes. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology(TM) series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and expert notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Polyamines: Methods and Protocols provides a key resource for all scientists pursuing the study of this dynamic and significant aspect of cellular biology. von Pegg, Anthony E. und Casero, Jr. , Robert A.