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Biochemical and biophysical research communications

Prostaglandin F(2alpha) stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma1.


PMID 12372399

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the ability of prostaglandin F(2alpha) (PGF(2alpha)) to induce tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma1 (PLC-gamma1) in cat iris sphincter smooth muscle (CISM) cells. PGF(2alpha)(1 microM) stimulated PLC-gamma1 tyrosine phosphorylation in a time- and dose-dependent manner with a maximum increase of 3-fold at 0.5min. The protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, genistein, and tyrphostin A-25, blocked the stimulatory effects of PGF(2alpha), suggesting involvement of protein tyrosine kinase activity in the physiological actions of the PGF(2alpha). Furthermore, PGF(2alpha)-induced p42/p44 MAP kinase activation was also completely blocked by protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors. In summary, these findings show that PGF(2alpha) stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of PLC-gamma1 in CISM cells and indicate that PGF(2alpha)-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation is responsible for an early signal transduction event.