This second volume on ribonucleases provides up-to-date, methods-related information on these enzymes. Of particular interest to researchers will be the discussion of artificial and engineered ribonucleases, as well as the application of ribonucleases in medicine and biotechnology. The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now with more than 300 volumes (all of them still in print), the series contains much material still relevant today--truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences.