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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Src kinase mediates the regulation of phospholipase C-gamma activity by glycosphingolipids.

Glucosylceramide-based glycosphingolipids have been previously demonstrated to regulate negatively the formation of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate by phospholipase C-gamma1. In the present study, the depletion of endogenous glucosylceramide by D-t-EtDO-P4 in cultured ECV304 cells induced autophosphorylation of Src kinase at tyrosine residue 418 within the catalytic loop and dephosphorylation of Src kinase at tyrosine residues 529 within the carboxyl-terminal regulatory region. Phosphotransferase activities of Src kinase were also induced in the glucosylceramide-depleted cells. c-Src kinase activity and phosphorylations at Src Tyr-418 and epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor Tyr-1068 were significantly enhanced by bradykinin in response to 100 nm D-t-EtDO-P4 compared with control cells. The phosphorylation and dephosphorylation on Tyr-418 and Tyr-529 residues of c-Src were reversed by treatment of 4-amino-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-7-t-butyl(pyrazolo)[3,4-d]pyrimidine ( PP2), an inhibitor of Src kinase, in control cells. Glucosylceramide-depleted cells resisted treatment with PP2, and both phosphorylation of Tyr-418 and dephosphorylation of Tyr-529 induced by depletion of glucosylceramide were maintained. Compared with untreated cells, tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma1 was enhanced by EGF stimulation in glucosylceramide-depleted cells, associated with enhanced tyrosine phosphorylation of the EGF receptor at Tyr-1068 and Tyr-1086 stimulated by EGF. The Src inhibitor, PP2, significantly blocked EGF-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma1 in control cells, whereas in glucosylceramide-depleted cells, suppression of Src kinase activity by PP2 toward EGF-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma1 was less significant. Thus the activation of Src kinase by depletion of glucosylceramide-based glycosphingolipids in cultured ECV304 cells is a critical up-stream event in the activation of phospholipase C-gamma1.[1]


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