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.

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Table of Contents

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology


Chapter One. Role of Macrophage Polarization in Tumor Angiogenesis and Vessel Normalization

1 Introduction

2 Macrophages and Their Phenotypes

3 Recruitment of Monocytes into Tumors

4 Macrophages and Macrophage Polarization in the Tumorigenesis

5 Role of TAMs and Their Polarization in Tumor Angiogenesis

6 Role of TAMs and Their Polarization in Vessel Normalization

7 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Two. New Insights into Desiccation-Associated Gene Regulation by Lilium longiflorum ASR during Pollen Maturation and in Transgenic Arabidopsis

1 Introduction

2 Desiccation-Associated Abscisic Acid (ABA) Signaling in Pollen Grains

3 Asr

4 Transgenic 35S::LLA23 Plants

5 Conclusions and Future Perspectives


Chapter Three. Mechanisms Underlying the Initiation and Dynamics of Neuronal Filopodia

1 Introduction

2 Roles of Filopodia in the Development of Neuronal Morphogenesis and Circuit Formation

3 Molecular and Ultrastructural Organization of Filopodia

4 Initiation, Elongation and Retraction of Neuronal Filopodia

5 Filopodia: Linking the Actin and Microtubule Cytoskeleton

6 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Four. Actin Isoforms in Neuronal Development and Function

1 Introduction

2 Neuronal Actin Cytoskeleton

3 Actin Isoforms

4 Regulation of Actin Isoforms in Neuronal Development and Function

5 Roles for Actin Isoforms in Neuronal Development and Function

6 Insights into Actin Isoform Functions from In Vivo Studies and Human Diseases

7 Future Directions

8 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Five. Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Unfolded Protein Response

1 Introduction

2 Structure, Function and Dy


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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