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International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123860354, 9780123860361

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, Volume 291

1st Edition

Editor: Kwang Jeon
eBook ISBN: 9780123860361
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123860354
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th October 2011
Page Count: 280
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Table of Contents

Series Page


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


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


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


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 Reprogramming

7. Concluding Remarks

New Insights into the Characteristics of Sweet and Bitter Taste Receptors

1. Introduction

2. Taste Receptors

3. Mechanisms of Interaction of Sweet Molecules

4. Relationships Among Receptors

5. Conclusions


Cell-Cycle Control and Plant Development

1. Introduction

2. Basic Regulatory Mechanisms of the Cell Cycle

3. Endocycle

4. Regulation of the Cell Cycle by Internal and External Stimuli

5. Concluding Remarks



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


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


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About the Editor

Kwang Jeon

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA