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Regulation of the ErbB3 binding protein Ebp1 by protein kinase C.

Ebp1, a 47 kDa ubiquituously expressed protein, binds the ErbB3 receptor in human serum starved breast cancer cell lines and dissociates from ErbB3 on treatment with the ErbB3 ligand, Heregulin ( HRG). However, the mechanism of Ebp1-ErbB3 association/dissociation is not understood. Since Ebp1 contains six putative Protein Kinase C serine/threonine phosphorylation sites, we examined the ability of PKC to phosphorylate Ebp1 and to regulate Ebp1-ErbB3 binding. We found that Ebp1 was basally phosphorylated in AU565 breast cancer cells on serine/threonine residues and that this phosphorylation was enhanced by heregulin treatment. Both serine and threonine residues of a GST-Ebp1 fusion protein were phosphorylated by PKC in vitro. In vivo, we demonstrated that basal Ebp1 phosphorylation was dependent upon PKC. However, HRG- induced phosphorylation of Ebp1 occurred predominantly in a PKC-independent manner. The ability of Ebp1 to associate with ErbB3 in serum-starved NIH3T3 cells overexpresssing ErbB3 was abrogated by treating cells with a PKC inhibitor. These findings suggest that PKC plays a role in regulating phosphorylation and function of Ebp1 in vivo.[1]


  1. Regulation of the ErbB3 binding protein Ebp1 by protein kinase C. Lessor, T.J., Hamburger, A.W. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. (2001) [Pubmed]
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