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International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123860378, 9780123860385

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, Volume 290

1st Edition

Editor: Kwang Jeon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123860378
eBook ISBN: 9780123860385
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th September 2011
Page Count: 264
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Table of Contents

Mast Cells in Nonmammalian Vertebrates

1. Introduction

2. Mammals

3. Nonmammalian Vertebrates

4. Summary and Perspectives

Control of Actin Assembly by the WH2 Domains and Their Multifunctional Tandem Repeats in Spire and Cordon-Bleu

1. Introduction

2. Individual WH2 Domain as a Disordered Protein Module Regulating Actin Assembly Dynamics

3. Regulation of Actin Assembly by WH2 Repeat Proteins, Spire and Cordon-Bleu

4. Concluding Remarks


Role for Primary Cilia as Flow Detectors in the Cardiovascular System


1. Introduction

2. Primary Cilium

3. Biomechanics and the Cardiovascular System

4. Primary Cilia in the Cardiovascular System

5. Concluding Remarks

Retrograde Signaling Pathway from Plastid to Nucleus

1. Introduction

2. Historical Overview

3. Treatments Known to Affect Plastid Signaling

4. Tetrapyrroles

5. Redox and ROS in Plastid Signaling

6. Effects of Plastid Gene Expression and Protein Import on Nuclear Gene Expression

7. GUN Proteins and Plastid Signaling

8. Transcription Factors and Plastid Signaling

9. Interconnection Between Plastid Signaling and Other Signaling Pathways

10. Concluding Remarks


New Insights into the Regulation of Vascular Permeability

1. Introduction

2. Endothelial Transport Pathways

3. Composition of IEJs

4. Signaling Mechanisms Increasing Paracellular Permeability

5. Signaling Mechanisms Restoring Normal Paracellular Permeability

6. 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