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Eva Degerman

Eva Degerman

Professor

Eva Degerman

Insulin-induced translocation of protein kinase B to the plasma membrane in rat adipocytes

Author

  • Olga Göransson
  • Jonny Wijkander
  • V Manganiello
  • Eva Degerman

Summary, in English

Protein kinase B (PKB) has previously been shown to be activated in response to insulin and growth factor stimulation. The activation mechanism has been suggested to involve translocation of PKB to membranes, where it is phosphorylated and activated. Insulin-induced translocation of PKB has not been demonstrated in a physiological target cell. Therefore we have used the primary rat adipocyte to investigate insulin-induced translocation of PKB. In the presence of 1 nM insulin translocation of PKB was detected within 30 seconds and was blocked by wortmannin, a selective phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor. This translocation was potentiated by the tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor vanadate. Subcellular localization studies revealed that PKB translocated to the plasma membrane.

Department/s

  • Insulin Signal Transduction

Publishing year

1998

Language

English

Pages

249-254

Publication/Series

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Volume

246

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Biological Sciences

Keywords

  • insulin
  • adipocyte
  • protein kinase B
  • plasma membrane
  • phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase

Status

Published

Research group

  • Insulin Signal Transduction

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1090-2104