The Journal of biological chemistry

Rabbit skeletal muscle myosin light chain kinase. The calmodulin binding domain as a potential active site-directed inhibitory domain.

PMID 3624242


A synthetic peptide modeled after the calmodulin (CaM)-binding domain of rabbit skeletal muscle myosin light chain kinase, Lys-Arg-Arg-Trp-Lys5-Lys-Asn-Phe-Ile-Ala10-Val-Ser-Ala-Ala-+ ++Asn15-Arg-Phe-Glycyl amide (M5), inhibited the CaM-independent chymotryptic fragment of the enzyme, C35 (Edelman, A. M., Takio, K., Blumenthal, D. K., Hansen, R. S., Walsh, K. A., Titani, K., and Krebs, E. G. (1985) J. Biol. Chem. 260, 11275-11285), with a Ki of 3.2 +/- 2.1 microM. Inhibition was competitive with respect to the peptide substrate Lys-Lys-Arg-Ala-Ala5-Arg-Ala-Thr-Ser-Asn10-Val-Phe-Ala and was of the noncompetitive linear mixed type with respect to ATP. M5 and homologues with a serine residue substituted at positions 9, 13, or 14 were phosphorylated with the following order of preference: M5(Ser9) greater than M5(Ser13) much greater than M5(Ser14) greater than M5. The order of preference observed agreed with that predicted by comparison of the sequence of these peptides with the phosphorylation sites of myosin P-light chains. Both inhibition of C35 by M5 and phosphorylation of M5 and its serine-substituted homologues were severely curtailed by the addition of a stoichiometric excess of CaM over peptide. Thus, synthetic peptides modeled after the CaM-binding domain of skeletal muscle myosin light chain kinase can function as calmodulin-regulated active site-directed inhibitors of the enzyme.

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