Manisha Lakhanpal Sharma

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Alkaliphiles are interesting groups of extremophilic organisms that thrive at pH of 9.0 and above. Many of their products, in particular enzymes, have found widespread applications in industry, primarily in the detergent and laundry industries. While the enzymes have been a runaway success from the industrial point of view, many more products have been(More)
β-Catenin transduces the Wnt signal from the membrane to nucleus, and certain gene mutations trigger its nuclear accumulation leading to cell transformation and cancer. β-Catenin shuttles between the nucleus and cytoplasm independent of classical Ran/transport receptor pathways, and this movement was previously hypothesized to involve the central Armadillo(More)
Nuclear localization of β-catenin is integral to its role in Wnt signaling and cancer. Cellular stimulation by Wnt or lithium chloride (LiCl) inactivates glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β), causing nuclear accumulation of β-catenin and transactivation of genes that transform cells. β-catenin is a shuttling protein; however, the mechanism by which GSK-3β(More)
IQGAP1 is a key mediator of several distinct cellular processes, in particular cytoskeletal rearrangements. Recent studies have implicated a potential role for IQGAP1 in cancer, supported by the over-expression and distinct membrane localisation of IQGAP1 observed in a range of tumours. IQGAP1 is thought to contribute to the transformed cancer cell(More)
β-catenin is the central nuclear effector of the Wnt signaling pathway, and regulates other cellular processes including cell adhesion. Wnt stimulation of cells culminates in the nuclear translocation of β-catenin and transcriptional activation of target genes that function during both normal and malignant development. Constitutive activation of the Wnt(More)
N O T E . Chris Anguelov, of the Board's Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, assisted with additional analysis of the Survey of Consumer Finances data. Jane Schuchardt and Sommer Clarke, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Manisha Sharma, of the Board's Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, contributed to the development of the survey(More)
IQGAP1 is a plasma membrane-associated protein and an important regulator of the actin cytoskeleton, contributing to cell migration, polarity and adhesion. In this study, we demonstrate the nuclear translocation of IQGAP1 using confocal microscopy and cell fractionation. Moreover, we identify a specific pool of IQGAP1 that accumulates in the nucleus during(More)
Adenomatous polyposis coli protein (APC) translocates to, and stabilizes, the plus-ends of microtubules. In microtubule-dependent cellular protrusions, APC frequently accumulates in peripheral clusters at the basal membrane. APC targeting to membrane clusters is important for cell migration, but the localization mechanism is poorly understood. In this(More)
Beta-catenin is an integral component of E-cadherin dependent cell-cell junctions. Here we show that beta-catenin co-localizes with IQ-domain GTPase-activating protein 1 (IQGAP1), adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), and N-cadherin at actin-positive membrane ruffles in NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. We used deletion mapping to identify the membrane ruffle-targeting(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) deposition is often correlated with mucosal inflammatory responses, where HA mediates both protective and pathological responses. By modifying the HA matrix, Tnfip6 (TNF-α-induced protein-6; also known as TSG-6 (TNF-stimulated gene-6)) is thought to potentiate anti-inflammatory and anti-plasmin effects that are inhibitory to leukocyte(More)