PKC α regulates thrombin-induced PDGF-B chain gene expression in mesangial cells

Purba Biswas, Hanna E. Abboud, Hideyasu Kiyomoto, Ulrich O. Wenzel, Giuseppe Grandaliano, Goutam Ghosh-choudhury

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Abstract

Thrombin is a potent mitogen for mesangial cells and stimulates PDGF B-chain gene expression in these cells. It also activates phospholipase C (PLC) resulting in an increase in cytosolic Ca2+ and diacylglycerol (DAG) that are the physiological activators of protein kinase C (PKC). Immunoprecipitation of specific PKC isotypes from thrombin-stimulated mesangial cells with subsequent measurement of their enzymatic activity shows activation of Ca2+-dependent PKC α and Ca2+-independent PKC Σ in a time dependent manner. Optimum activation of both of these isozymes was obtained at 60 minutes. PKC α activity increased 83% over basal while activity of PKC Σ increased 104%. Prolonged exposure of mesangial cells to phorbol myristate acetic acid (PMA) inhibited the enzymatic activity of PKC α but not PKC Σ. This inhibition of PKC α had no effect on thrombin-induced DNA synthesis but abolished PDGF B-chain gene expression induced by thrombin. These data provide the first evidence that PKC α activation is necessary for thrombin-induced PDGF B-chain gene expression but not for thrombin-induced DNA synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume373
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 1995

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Mesangial Cells
Gene expression
Thrombin
Protein Kinase C
Gene Expression
Chemical activation
DNA
Diglycerides
Myristic Acid
Type C Phospholipases
Mitogens
Immunoprecipitation
Acetic Acid
Isoenzymes

Keywords

  • Mitogenic signaling
  • PKC isotype
  • Thrombin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Structural Biology

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PKC α regulates thrombin-induced PDGF-B chain gene expression in mesangial cells. / Biswas, Purba; Abboud, Hanna E.; Kiyomoto, Hideyasu; Wenzel, Ulrich O.; Grandaliano, Giuseppe; Ghosh-choudhury, Goutam.

In: FEBS Letters, Vol. 373, No. 2, 09.10.1995, p. 146-150.

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Biswas, Purba ; Abboud, Hanna E. ; Kiyomoto, Hideyasu ; Wenzel, Ulrich O. ; Grandaliano, Giuseppe ; Ghosh-choudhury, Goutam. / PKC α regulates thrombin-induced PDGF-B chain gene expression in mesangial cells. In: FEBS Letters. 1995 ; Vol. 373, No. 2. pp. 146-150.
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