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Thrombin rapidly induces protein kinase D phosphorylation, and protein kinase C delta mediates the activation
The Journal of biological chemistry (2003)
  • M Tan
  • Xuemin Xu
  • M Ohba
  • W Ogawa
  • Mei-Zhen Cui
Abstract
Thrombin plays a critical role in hemostasis, thrombosis, and inflammation. However, the responsible intracellular signaling pathways triggered by thrombin are still not well defined. We report here that thrombin rapidly and transiently induces activation of protein kinase D (PKD) in aortic smooth muscle cells. Our data demonstrate that protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors completely block thrombin-induced PKD activation, suggesting that thrombin induces PKD activation via a PKC-dependent pathway. Furthermore, our results show that thrombin rapidly induces PKC delta phosphorylation and that the PKC delta-specific inhibitor rottlerin blocks thrombin-induced PKD activation, suggesting that PKC delta mediates the thrombin-induced PKD activation. Using dominant negative approaches, we demonstrated that expression of a dominant negative PKC delta inhibits the phosphorylation and activation of PKD induced by thrombin, whereas neither PKC epsilon nor PKC zeta affects thrombin-induced PKD activation. In addition, our results of co-immunoprecipitation assays showed that PKD forms a complex with PKC delta in smooth muscle cells. Taken together, the findings of the present study demonstrate that thrombin induces activation of PKD and reveal a novel role of PKC delta in mediating thrombin-induced PKD activation in vascular smooth muscle cells.
Publication Date
January 31, 2003
Citation Information
M Tan, Xuemin Xu, M Ohba, W Ogawa, et al.. "Thrombin rapidly induces protein kinase D phosphorylation, and protein kinase C delta mediates the activation" The Journal of biological chemistry Vol. 278 Iss. 5 (2003)
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