International Review of Cytology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123646521, 9780080478623

International Review of Cytology, Volume 248

1st Edition

A Survey of Cell Biology

Editors: Kwang Jeon
eBook ISBN: 9780080478623
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123646521
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th February 2006
Page Count: 320
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Table of Contents

  • New Insights into Fatty Acid Modulation of Pancreatic β-Cell Function
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Metabolism of Glucose and Fatty Acids in the β Cell
    • III Impact of Free Fatty Acids and Adiponectin on β-Cell Metabolism
    • IV Roles of Free Fatty Acids in Modulation of Cell Signaling Pathways
    • V Other Roles of Free Fatty Acids
    • VI Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • Drosophila RNA Binding Proteins
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Canonical RNA Binding Proteins
    • III RNA Binding Proteins That Lack Canonical RNA Binding Motifs
    • IV Other RNA Binding Domains and Factors
    • V Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • Plasticity of Pelvic Autonomic Ganglia and Urogenital Innervation
    • Abstract
    • I Overview of the Function and Structure of Pelvic Ganglia
    • II Structure of Adult Mammalian Pelvic Ganglia
    • III Sex Steroid Actions on Pelvic Ganglia and Their Projections
    • IV Injury of Pelvic Ganglia and Their Projections
    • V Neurotrophic Factors for Adult Pelvic Ganglion Neurons
    • VI Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • Vomeronasal Versus Olfactory Epithelium: Is There a Cellular Basis for Human Vomeronasal Perception?
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Neuroanatomy of the Vomeronasal System in Vertebrates
    • III Function of the VNO in Humans
    • IV Perspectives and Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • Tight Junctions: Molecular Architecture and Function
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Molecular Composition
    • III Junctional Diffusion Barriers
    • IV Regulation of Epithelial Polarization and Proliferation
    • V Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • Index


International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology – both plant and animal. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Articles in this volume address new insights into fatty acid modulation of pancreatic beta cell function; drosophila RNA binding proteins; plasticity of pelvic autonomic ganglia and urogenital innervation; vomeronasal vs. olifactory epithelium: cellular basis for human vomeronasal perception; and tight junctions.


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


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About the Editors

Kwang Jeon Editor

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