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Eva Degerman

Eva Degerman

Professor

Eva Degerman

Protein phosphatase 2A is the main phosphatase involved in the regulation of protein kinase B in rat adipocytes.

Author

  • Svante Resjö
  • Olga Göransson
  • Linda Härndahl
  • Stanislaw Zolnierowicz
  • Vincent Manganiello
  • Eva Degerman

Summary, in English

In adipocytes, protein kinase B (PKB) has been suggested to be the enzyme that phosphorylates phosphodiesterase 3B (PDE3B), a key enzyme in insulin's antilipolytic signalling pathway. In order to screen for PKB phosphatases, adipocyte homogenates were fractionated using ion-exchange chromatography and analysed for PKB phosphatase activities. PKB phosphatase activity eluted as one main peak, which coeluted with serine/threonine phosphatases (PP)2A. In addition, adipocytes were incubated with inhibitors of PP. Incubation of adipocytes with 1 microM okadaic acid inhibited PP2A by 75% and PP1 activity by only 17%, while 1 microM tautomycin inhibited PP1 activity by 54% and PP2A by only 7%. Okadaic acid, but not tautomycin, induced the activation of both PKBalpha and PKBbeta. Finally, PP2A subunits were found in several subcellular compartments, including plasma membranes (PM) where the phosphorylation of PKB is thought to occur. In summary, our results suggest that PP2A is the principal phosphatase that dephosphorylates PKB in adipocytes.

Department/s

  • Insulin Signal Transduction
  • Department of Experimental Medical Science

Publishing year

2002

Language

English

Pages

231-238

Publication/Series

Cellular Signalling

Volume

14

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Microbiology

Keywords

  • Animal
  • Phosphorylation
  • Adipocytes/cytology/drug effects/enzymology
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal/pharmacology
  • Cells
  • Cultured
  • Enzyme Inhibitors/pharmacology
  • Phosphoprotein Phosphatase/antagonists & inhibitors/*metabolism
  • Okadaic Acid/pharmacology
  • Rats
  • Subcellular Fractions
  • Support
  • Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins/*metabolism

Status

Published

Research group

  • Insulin Signal Transduction

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1873-3913