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Laser Capture Microdissection in Proteomics

  1. Rosamonde E Banks,
  2. Rachel A Craven,
  3. Peter J Selby

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006206



How to Cite

Banks, R. E., Craven, R. A. and Selby, P. J. 2006. Laser Capture Microdissection in Proteomics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Cancer Research UK, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Laser capture microdissection or laser-assisted microdissection techniques allow the purification or enrichment of selected cell types from heterogeneous tissue sections prior to downstream analysis of DNA, RNA or protein.


  • proteomics;
  • laser capture microdissection;
  • laser-assisted microdissection;
  • two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis;
  • Western blotting