Contents. List of Contributors. Introduction (J.E. Hesketh and I.F. Pryme). On the Role of the Cytoskeleton in Metabolic Compartmentation (C. Masters). Association of mRNAS and Polyribosomes with the Cytoskeleton: Potential Roles in Transport and Compartmentalization of mRNAS (J.E. Hesketh and I.F. Pryme). Specializations in Cytoskeletal Function during Early Development (D.G. Capco). Microtubule-Based Intracellular Transport of Organelles (H. Stebbings). Role of the Cytoskeleton in the Development of Epithelial Polarity (D. Drenckhahn, T. Jons, B. Puschel, and F. Schmitz). Focal Adhesions and Integrin-Mediated Cell Signaling (S.M. Bockholt and K. Burridge). Interactions of Membrane Receptors and Cell Signaling Systems with the Cytoskeleton (C.A.C. Carraway and K.L. Carraway). Function of Microtubules in Protein Secretion and Organization of the Golgi Complex (J. Saraste and J. Thyberg). Index.