Phosphorylation at a tyrosine residue of lipomodulin in mitogen-stimulated murine thymocytes

F. Hirata, K. Matsuda, Y. Notsu, T. Hattori, R. del Carmine

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When murine thymocytes were stimulated by mitogens such as concanavalin A, the Ca2+ ionophore A23187, or 4β-phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, there was a marked increase of 32P incorporation into immunoprecipitable lipomodulin, a phospholipase inhibitory protein. These compounds enhanced 45Ca2+ influx into thymocytes, which, in turn, increased protein phosphorylation, probably by Ca2+- and phospholipid-dependent protein kinase (protein kinase C). Cyclic 8-bromo-AMP, an inhibitor of lymphocyte mitogenesis, blocked the mitogen-stimulated phosphorylation of lipomodulin, although it stimulated the protein phosphorylation via cyclic AMP-dependent kinase (protein kinase A). On electrophoresis, the hydrolysates of 32P-labeled lipomodulin showed a single radioactive spot, which comigrated with authentic phosphotyrosine. The partially purified middle-sized tumor antigen was able to phosphorylate lipomodulin after being phosphorylated by protein kinase C but not by the catalytic subunit of protein kinase A. Our findings suggest that the activity of a tyrosine-specific kinase, which phosphorylates lipomodulin in vivo as well as in vitro, is stimulated by protein kinase C and inhibited by protein kinase A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4717-4721
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number15 I
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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