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Sphingosine 1-phosphate rapidly activates the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway by a G protein-dependent mechanism.

Addition of sphingosine 1-phosphate induces proliferation of quiescent Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts by unknown mechanisms. To identify the pathways involved, the ability of sphingosine 1-phosphate to activate mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase was studied. Sphingosine 1-phosphate rapidly activated the Raf/MAP kinase kinase (MKK)/MAP kinase pathway, and the concentration dependence for MAP kinase activation correlated with that for induction of DNA synthesis. Both MKK1 and MKK2 were activated by sphingosine 1-phosphate, assessed by specific immune complex kinase assays. Prior treatment of the Swiss 3T3 cells with pertussis toxin inhibited 70-80% of the sphingosine 1-phosphate-stimulated MAP kinase activity. Thus, one of the direct or indirect targets of exogenous sphingosine 1-phosphate appears to be a G(i)/G(o) protein.[1]


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