Incubation of blowfly salivary gland homogenates with 30 μM [γ-32P]ATP resulted in a rapid, Mg2+-dependent, synthesis of [32P]polyphosphoinositides and [32P]phosphatidic acid. 5-Methyltryptamine, in the presence of 10 μM guanosine 5'-(3-O-thio)trisphosphate, reduced the net accumulation of 32P label into phosphatidylinositol-4,5-P2 and phosphatidylinositol-4-P by 35 and 20%, respectively. 5-Methyltryptamine did not affect synthesis of [32P]phosphatidic acid. Phosphorylation of polyphosphoinositides was not affected by 5-methyltryptamine. In membranes labeled in vitro with [γ-32P]ATP, 5-methyltryptamine stimulated a rapid breakdown of the [32P]polyphosphoinositides. These results indicate that in blowfly salivary gland homogenates, hormone stimulates breakdown of the newly synthesized polyphosphoinositides. In the presence of hormone, the rate of polyphosphoinositide synthesis does not compensate for the rate of polyphosphoinositide degradation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology