Description

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Impact factor for 2009: 6.088.

Key Features

* Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field
* Provides up-to-date information and directions for future research
* Valuable reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists

Readership

Cell biologists, molecular biologists, developmental biologists, physiologists (organ level), biomedical scientists, biochemists studying cell-cell interactions, cell variation and evolution

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Circulating Fibrocytes—Biology and Mechanisms in Wound Healing and Scar Formation

1. Introduction

2. Fibrocytes in Wound Healing

3. Fibrocytes and Hypertrophic Scarring

4. Conclusions

Acknowledgments

New Insights into the Mechanism of Wnt Signaling Pathway Activation

1. Introduction

2. Wnt Regulates Multiple Pathways

3. Wnt Proteins Have Unique Properties

4. Cell-Surface Receptors Function in a Context-Specific Manner

5. How Do Multiple Wnts Activate a Specific Pathway Selectively?

6. Cross Talk Between Wnt Signaling Pathway and Other Pathways

7. Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives

Acknowledgments

Role of Intercompartmental DNA Transfer in Producing Genetic Diversity

1. Introduction

2. Gene Transfer from Organelles to the Nucleus

3. DNA Transfer to Organelles

4. Transfer of Nonfunctional orgDNA Segments to the Nucleus: NUMTs and NUPTs

5. Mechanism of orgDNA Integration into the Nuclear Genome

6. Concluding Remarks

Structure, Regulation, and Evolution of the Plastid Division Machinery

1. Introduction

2. Timing and Mode of Plastid Division

3. Structural and Molecular Mechanisms of Plastid Division

4. Evolution and Diversity of the Plastid Division Machinery

5. Regulation of Plastid Division

6. Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgments

Reprogramming Mediated by Cell Fusion Technology

1. Introduction

2. Historical Review of EC Cell Fusion-Mediated Reprogramming

3. Key Characteristics of ES Cell–Somatic Cell Hybrids

4. Epigenetic Events Accompanying Reprogramming in ES Cell–Somatic Cell Hybrids

5. Reprogramming Is Initiated in Heterokaryons

6. Factors Determining the Direction of Reprogrammin

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123860354
Electronic ISBN:
9780123860361

About the editor

Kwang Jeon

Kwang Jeon received his Ph.D. in cell physiology at King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1964 and taught at SUNY Buffalo and University of Tennessee. His research was concerned with the biogenesis and function of cell components in two major areas: Integration of intracellular symbionts into host cells leading to the acquisition of new cell components and cell variation; Membrane-protein recycling during endo- and exocytosis.