Kathleen J. Green
|Year of election:||2016|
|Section:||Internal Medicine and Dermatology|
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Main research interests: Pathology, dermatology, cell adherence mechanisms, cell biology, cytoskeleton
Katheen J. Green investigates the function and regulation of adherent junctions that mediate cell–cell adhesion and attachment of the cytoskeleton to the cell surface. In particular she focuses on intercellular junction molecules that make up plasma membrane organelles called desmosomes. Defects in desmosome components caused by mutation or post-translational modification cause a number of pathologies ranging from skin and cardiac disease to cancer.
Communication between cells in multicellular organisms is vital for human existence. Kathleen J. Green’s research is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the molecular foundations of cellular communication and to analyzing how cells adhere to each other. The purpose of adhesion is not only to ensure the mechanical strength of tissue but also to regulate the key chemical signals required for development and differentiation. Green is particularly interested in cell and heart tissues that are especially susceptible to adhesions. This includes hereditary diseases and illnesses conveyed by bacterial toxins or caused by cancer.
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