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.

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

Table of Contents


  • Programmed Necrosis
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Initiation of Necroptosis
    • 3. Execution of Necroptosis
    • 4. Programmed Necrosis in Model Organisms
    • 5. Necroptosis in Health and Disease
    • 6. Concluding Remarks
  • Physiological Cartilage Tissue Engineering
    • Abbreviations
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Oxygen and Cartilage
    • 3. Mechanics
    • 4. Components of Cartilage Tissue Engineering
    • 5. Mechanical Stimulation under Reduced Oxygen Tension
    • 6. Discussion and Outlook
  • New Insights into the Regulation of Stomatal Opening by Blue Light and Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Properties of Blue Light-Induced Stomatal Opening
    • 3. Activation of the Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase by Blue Light
    • 4. Regulatory Mechanism of the Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase
    • 5. Identification of the Blue Light Receptor for Stomatal Opening
    • 6. Blue Light Signaling in Stomatal Guard Cells
    • 7. Concluding Remarks
  • Significance of Talin in Cancer Progression and Metastasis
    • Abbreviations
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. ECM in Control of Microenvironment
    • 3. Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition
    • 4. Anoikis Resistance in Metastasis
    • 5. Focal-Adhesion Complex: Securing Cell–ECM Interactions
    • 6. Concluding Remarks and Future Directions
    • Acknowledgments
  • New Insights into the Mechanisms and Roles of Cell–Cell Fusion
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Mechanistic Insight from Virus–Cell and Intracellular Membrane Fusogens
    • 3. Mating and Sexual Reproduction
    • 4. Tissue Patterning
    • 5. Homeostasis and Immunity
    • 6. Intercellular Communication
    • 7. Disease and Therapy
    • 8. A Promising Model S


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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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA