G-protein betagamma subunits antagonize protein kinase C-dependent phosphorylation and inhibition of phospholipase C-beta1.

I. Litosch

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Protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms phosphorylated phospholipase C-beta1 (PLC-beta1) in vitro as follows: PKCalpha >> PKCepsilon; not PKCzeta. PLC-beta3 was not phosphorylated by PKCalpha. G-protein betagamma subunits inhibited the PKCalpha phosphorylation of PLC-beta1 in a concentration-dependent manner. Half-maximal inhibition occurred with 500 nM betagamma. G-protein betagamma subunits also antagonized the PKCalpha-mediated inhibition of PLC-beta1 enzymic activity. PKCalpha, in turn, inhibited the stimulation of PLC-beta1 activity by betagamma. There was little effect of PKCalpha on the stimulation of PLC-beta1 by alphaq/11-guanosine 5'[gamma-thio]triphosphate (GTP[S]). These findings demonstrate that G protein betagamma subunits antagonize PKCalpha regulation of PLC-beta1. Thus betagamma subunits might have a role in modulating the negative feedback regulation of this signalling system by PKC.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Biochemical journal
StatePublished - Sep 15 1997
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry

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