Activation of protein kinase C by oleic acid. Determination and analysis of inhibition by detergent micelles and physiologic membranes: requirement for free oleate.

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Sodium oleate is able to activate soluble protein kinase C (Murakami, K., Chan, S. Y., and Routtenberg, A. (1986) J. Biol. Chem. 261, 15424-15429) but is unable to activate membrane-bound enzyme (El Touny, S., Khan, W., and Hannun, Y. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 16437-16443). Because physiologic interactions of fatty acids with protein kinase C occur in the presence of membranes, the following studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of surfaces (detergent micelles or platelet membranes) on the activation of protein kinase C by oleate. At concentrations at or above the critical micellar concentration (CMC) of Triton X-100, oleate was present primarily in Triton X-100/oleate-mixed micelles, as determined by gel permeation chromatography and equilibrium dialysis binding studies. At concentrations slightly below the CMC for Triton X-100, the presence of oleate caused the formation of a limited number of mixed micelles. Studies of the dose-dependent activation of purified platelet protein kinase C by sodium oleate in the presence of different concentrations of Triton X-100 indicated that only unbound oleate was able to activate protein kinase C. Platelet protein kinase C was resolved into two major isoenzymes (types II (beta) and III (alpha)) which displayed nearly identical interaction with oleate. Activation of protein kinase C by oleate in a physiologic setting employing platelet substrates and endogenous platelet protein kinase C was investigated. Oleate potently activated protein kinase C in the cytosolic compartment. In platelet homogenates as well as in a reconstituted platelet cytosol and membrane system, the dose dependence of protein kinase C on oleate showed a significant shift to the right. Approximately 30% of oleate was associated with platelet cytosol and 70% was associated with platelet membranes. Partitioning of oleate into the two platelet compartments showed little change with pH, temperature, or duration of incubation. When corrected for free oleate concentration, activation of protein kinase C by oleate showed identical dose dependence in cytosol and homogenate. Arachidonate, a potential physiologic activator of protein kinase C, showed similar behavior as oleate although only 30% of arachidonate partitioned into platelet membranes with the majority of arachidonate (70%) remaining in the cytosolic fraction.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Khan, WA; Blobe, GC; Hannun, YA

Published Date

  • February 25, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 267 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 3605 - 3612

PubMed ID

  • 1740412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9258


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States