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.

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 Editors

Contributors

Chapter One. Molecular Insights into Intracellular RNA Localization

1. Introduction

2. Extent and Locations of mRNA Localization

3. Mechanisms of mRNA Localization

4. Motor-Driven Directed Transport of Localization-Competent mRNPs

5. Formation and Structure of RNA Granules

6. Regulation and Roles of Localized mRNAs

7. Perspective

References

Chapter Two. A Hypothesis on the Origin and Evolution of Tubulin

Abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Tubulin Isotypes

3. Evolution of the Tubulin/FtsZ Superfamily

4. The Origin of the C-terminal Tail of Tubulin: Back before the Beginning?

5. Experimental Tests of These Hypotheses

6. Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter Three. Dynamin: Expanding Its Scope to the Cytoskeleton

1. Introduction

2. Dynamin—A Membrane Remodeling GTPase

3. Actions of Dynamin and Actin Filaments during Endocytosis

4. Beyond Endocytosis: Dynamin as a Cytoskeletal Regulator

5. Dynamin Mutations, Cytoskeleton and Human Disease

6. Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter Four. Beta-Barrel Scaffold of Fluorescent Proteins: Folding, Stability and Role in Chromophore Formation

1. Introduction

2. Chromophore Formation and Transformations in Fluorescent Proteins

3. Structure of Fluorescent Proteins and Their Unique Properties

4. Pioneering Studies of Fluorescent Protein Stability

5. Unfolding–refolding of fluorescent proteins

6. Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter Five. Cytoskeletal Proteins: Shaping Progression of Hepatitis C Virus-Induced Liver Disease

1. Introduction

2. Overview of HCV

3. Pathology of Acute to CHC with Emphasis on Cs Changes

4. Role in HCV Infection and Pathogenesis

5. Summary and Ke

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124078482
Print ISBN:
9780124076990

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