International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

1st Edition - January 25, 2012

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  • Editor: Kwang Jeon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123946409

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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

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Chapter one: Defective Trafficking of Rhodopsin and Its Role in Retinal Degenerations

    1. Introduction

    2. Retinitis Pigmentosa: The Most Common Inherited Retinal Degeneration

    3. Rhodopsin: Function and History

    4. Future Directions and Emerging Treatments

    5. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter two: Adherens Junction Assembly and Function in the Drosophila Embryo

    1. Introduction

    2. AJ Components

    3. AJ Assembly and Maintenance

    4. AJ Regulation and Function

    5. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter three: New Insights into the Regulation of Myosin Light Chain Phosphorylation in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells

    1. Introduction

    2. Retinal Pigment Epithelium

    3. Actin Cytoskeleton

    4. Myosin Superfamily of Molecular Motors

    5. Myosin Function in RPE Cells

    6. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter four: Cell Biology of the Chloroplast Symbiosis in Sacoglossan Sea Slugs

    1. Introduction

    2. Functional Algal Chloroplasts in Molluscan Cells

    3. Biochemical Interactions

    4. Chloroplast Symbiosis in E. chlorotica

    5. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter five: Regulation of Intraflagellar Transport and Ciliogenesis by Small G Proteins

    1. Introduction

    2. Ciliogenesis

    3. Intraflagellar Transport

    4. Models for Ciliary Membrane Assembly

    5. Small G Protein Regulators of IFT

    6. Perspectives

    Chapter six: Emerging Roles for Renal Primary Cilia in Epithelial Repair

    1. Introduction

    2. Assembling and Regulating the Composition of Cilia

    3. Cilia in Vertebrates

    4. Primary Cilia in the Kidney

    5. Cell Biology of Renal Injury and Repair

    6. Primary Cilia in Renal Injury and Repair

    7. Conclusions

    Chapter seven: Mechanisms of Cardiogenesis in Cardiovascular Progenitor Cells

    1. Introduction

    2. Definition of Terms

    3. Origin of Cardiovascular Progenitor Cells

    4. Regulation of Cardiogenesis in Cardiovascular Progenitor Cells

    5. Concluding Remarks

    Chapter eight: Membrane Trafficking and Phagosome Maturation During the Clearance of Apoptotic Cells

    1. Introduction

    2. Novel Players and Mechanisms That Drive Phagosome Maturation

    3. Concluding Remarks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: January 25, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123946409

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.

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

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