International Review of Cytology 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. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Control of Genes by Mammalian Retroposons * Human Mitochondrial Diseases * Occludin and the Functions of Tight Jurisdictions * Pattern Formation and Cell Differentiation: Trichomes in Arabidopsis as a Genetic Model System * The Armadillo Family of Structural Proteins * HGF in Kidney Development and Regeneration * Nature and Role of Proteasomes in Maturation of Fish Oocytes


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

Table of Contents

N.V. Tomilin, Control of Genes by Mammalian Retroposons. N. Howell, Human Mitochondrial Diseases: Answering Questions and Questioning Answers. K. Matter and M.S. Balda, Occludin and the Functions of Tight Junctions. M. Hülskamp, A. Schnittger, and U. Folkers, Pattern Formation and Cell Differentiation: Trichomes in Arabidopsis as a Genetic Model System. M. Hatzfeld, The Armadillo Family of Structural Proteins. D.F. Balkovetz and J.H. Lipschutz, Hepatocyte Growth Factor and the Kidney: It Is Not Just for the Liver T. Tokumoto, Nature and Role of Proteasomes on the Maturation of Fish Oocytes. Chapter References. Index.


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About the serial-volume-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.


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