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Induction of down-regulation of the kinase activities of Mek, p42Erk, p90RSK, and p63SAMK in chicken embryo fibroblast at the late stage of src-induced cellular transformation
Journal of Cellular Physiology (1996)
  • Hwa-Chain Robert Wang, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
Two distinct stages in regulation of protein kinases are detectable upon cellular transformation of CEF induced by pp60v-src. Upon cellular transformation induced by ts v-src mutants, the kinase activities of Mek and p42Erk are rapidly induced at the early stage and significantly decreased at the late stage of cellular transformation. In contrast, a novel p63SAMK is partially activated at the early stage and is fully activated at the late stage of cellular transformation. However, p90RSK is activated through the entire course of cellular transformation. In this study, I detect a transient down-regulation of p90RSK activity that is inducible in cultures at the late stage of the src-induced cellular transformation by an increase of extracellular pH value from 7 to 8 and unidentified components in DMEM, but not in cultures which are at the early stage. Concomitant with down-regulation of p90RSK activity, the kinase activities of Mek, p42Erk, and p63SAMK are also down-regulated. Blockage of down-regulation of p90RSK activity by pretreatment of cells with different phosphatase inhibitors correlates with blockage of the down-regulation of either p42Erk or p63SAMK activity. Multiple pathways appear to involve in regulation of p90RSK activity. The discrepancy in regulation of protein kinase activity between the early and late stages of cellular transformation induced by pp60src may indicate a change in signaling cascades during the progress of cellular transformation. The induction of the down-regulation event in this study may provide a new approach to investigate the regulation not only of protein kinases but also phosphatases in transformed cells.
Publication Date
1996
Citation Information
Hwa-Chain Robert Wang. "Induction of down-regulation of the kinase activities of Mek, p42Erk, p90RSK, and p63SAMK in chicken embryo fibroblast at the late stage of src-induced cellular transformation" Journal of Cellular Physiology Vol. 168 Iss. 1 (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hwa-chain_wang/7/