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Role of the cytosolic phospholipase A2-linked cascade in signaling by an oncogenic, constitutively active Ha-Ras isoform.

Activation of Ras signaling by growth factors has been associated with gene regulation and cell proliferation. Here we characterize the contributory role of cytosolic phospholipase A(2) in the oncogenic Ha-Ras(V12) signaling pathway leading to activation of c-fos serum response element (SRE) and transformation in Rat-2 fibroblasts. Using a c-fos SRE-luciferase reporter gene, we showed that the transactivation of SRE by Ha-Ras(V12) is mainly via a Rac-linked cascade, although the Raf-mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade is required for full activation. In addition, Ha-Ras(V12)-induced DNA synthesis was significantly attenuated by microinjection of recombinant Rac(N17), a dominant negative mutant of Rac1. To identify the mediators downstream of Rac in the Ha-Ras(V12) signaling, we investigated the involvement of cytosolic phospholipase A(2). Oncogenic Ha-Ras(V12)-induced SRE activation was significantly inhibited by either pretreatment with mepacrine, a phospholipase A(2) inhibitor, or cotransfection with the antisense oligonucleotide of cytosolic phospholipase A(2). We also found cytosolic phospholipase A(2) to be situated downstream of Ha-Ras(V12) in a signal pathway leading to transformation. Together, these results are indicative of mediatory roles of Rac and cytosolic phospholipase A(2) in the signaling pathway by which Ha-Ras(V12) transactivates c-fos SRE and transformation. Our findings point to cytosolic phospholipase A(2) as a novel potential target for suppressing oncogenic Ha-Ras(V12) signaling in the cell.[1]


  1. Role of the cytosolic phospholipase A2-linked cascade in signaling by an oncogenic, constitutively active Ha-Ras isoform. Yoo, M.H., Woo, C.H., You, H.J., Cho, S.H., Kim, B.C., Choi, J.E., Chun, J.S., Jhun, B.H., Kim, T.S., Kim, J.H. J. Biol. Chem. (2001) [Pubmed]
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