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International Review of Cytology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123737021, 9780080475066

International Review of Cytology, Volume 258

1st Edition

A Survey of Cell Biology

Editor: Kwang Jeon
eBook ISBN: 9780080475066
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123737021
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 2007
Page Count: 256
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Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 258
  • Mechanism of Depolymerization and Severing of Actin Filaments and Its Significance in Cytoskeletal Dynamics
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Proteins That Depolymerize and/or Sever Actin Filaments
    • III Cell Biological Significance of Actin Depolymerization and Severing
    • IV Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgments
  • Biology of Polycomb and Trithorax Group Proteins
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II PcG, trxG, and Their Protein Complexes
    • III Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression by PcG and trxG Proteins
    • IV Targets of Maintenance Complexes
    • V Roles for PcG Complexes in DNA Methylation, X Inactivation, and Genomic Imprinting
    • VI Conclusions and Perspectives
  • Cell and Molecular Biology of Transthyretin and Thyroid Hormones
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Transthyretin and Thyroid Hormones
    • III Transthyretin Gene and Transthyretin Synthesis
    • IV Regulation of Transthyretin Gene
    • V Evolution of Transthyretin Structure and Function in Vertebrates
    • VI Additional Features of Transthyretins
    • VII Concluding Remarks
  • Development and Role of Tight Junctions in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II General Properties of Retinal Pigment Epithelium
    • III Protein Composition and Assembly of Tight Junctions
    • IV Tissue Interactions That Regulate Tight Junctions
    • 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. This volume contains articles on Mechanism of Depolymerization and Severing of Actin Filaments and Its Significance in Cytoskeletal Dynamics; Biology of Polycomb and Thrithorax Group Proteins; Cell and Molecular Biology of Transthyretin and Thyroid Hormones; and Development and Role of Tight Junctions in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium.


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 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA