Lisa Marie Godsel

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Research Interests

intercellular junctions, adhesion, desmosomes, adherens junctions, signal transduction, cell motility, skin disease, cadherins, cancer metastasis.

I am interested in the regulation of the intercellular adhesive junction, the desmosome, during processes such as wound healing and morphogenesis. Currently my studies are focused on the plakin protein, desmoplakin, an obligate member of the desmosomal plaque, which mediates the interaction between the plaque and the intermediate filament network. This interaction with the intermediate filament network is required for maintaining tissue integrity, particularly those tissues undergoing large amounts of stress, such as the heart and skin. The importance of desmoplakin in maintaining adhesive strength is highlighted by cardiomyopathies and skin diseases, which result from desmoplakin mutations. Utilizing biochemistry and fixed and live cell imaging techniques we are analyzing the dynamics of desmoplakin during desmosome formation and the roles the intermediate filament and microfilament networks play in that process.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Cell Adhesion Mechanisms

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Research Output

The Role of Desmoglein 1 in Gap Junction Turnover Revealed through the Study of SAM Syndrome

Cohen-Barak, E., Godsel, L. M., Koetsier, J. L., Hegazy, M., Kushnir-Grinbaum, D., Hammad, H., Danial-Farran, N., Harmon, R., Khayat, M., Bochner, R., Peled, A., Rozenblat, M., Krausz, J., Sarig, O., Johnson, J. L., Ziv, M., Shalev, S. A., Sprecher, E. & Green, K. J., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 140, 3, p. 556-567.e9

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    Desmoglein 1 regulates invadopodia by suppressing EGFR/ERK signaling in an ERBIN-dependent manner

    Valenzuela-Iglesias, A., Burks, H. E., Arnette, C. R., Yalamanchili, A., Nekrasova, O., Godsel, L. M. & Green, K. J., May 2019, In : Molecular Cancer Research. 17, 5, p. 1195-1206 12 p.

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  • 5 Scopus citations

    Desmosomal cadherin association with Tctex-1 and cortactin-Arp2/3 drives perijunctional actin polymerization to promote keratinocyte delamination

    Nekrasova, O., Harmon, R. M., Broussard, J. A., Koetsier, J. L., Godsel, L. M., Fitz, G. N., Gardel, M. L. & Green, K. J., Dec 1 2018, In : Nature communications. 9, 1, 1053.

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  • 17 Scopus citations

    Epithelial barrier dysfunction in desmoglein-1 deficiency

    Polivka, L., Hadj-Rabia, S., Bal, E., Leclerc-Mercier, S., Madrange, M., Hamel, Y., Bonnet, D., Mallet, S., Lepidi, H., Ovaert, C., Barbet, P., Dupont, C., Neven, B., Munnich, A., Godsel, L. M., Campeotto, F., Weil, R., Laplantine, E., Marchetto, S., Borg, J. P. & 6 others, Weis, W. I., Casanova, J. L., Puel, A., Green, K. J., Bodemer, C. & Smahi, A., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 142, 2, p. 702-706.e7

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    10 Scopus citations

    Filaggrin 2 Deficiency Results in Abnormal Cell-Cell Adhesion in the Cornified Cell Layers and Causes Peeling Skin Syndrome Type A

    Mohamad, J., Sarig, O., Godsel, L. M., Peled, A., Malchin, N., Bochner, R., Vodo, D., Rabinowitz, T., Pavlovsky, M., Taiber, S., Fried, M., Eskin-Schwartz, M., Assi, S., Shomron, N., Uitto, J., Koetsier, J. L., Bergman, R., Green, K. J. & Sprecher, E., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 138, 8, p. 1736-1743 8 p.

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  • 16 Scopus citations