A new link between the c-Abl tyrosine kinase and phosphoinositide signalling through PLC-gamma1.

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The c-Abl tyrosine (Tyr) kinase is activated after platelet-derived-growth factor receptor (PDGFR) stimulation in a manner that is partially dependent on Src kinase activity. However, the activity of Src kinases alone is not sufficient for activation of c-Abl by PDGFR. Here we show that functional phospholipase C-gamma1 (PLC-gamma1) is required for c-Abl activation by PDGFR. Decreasing cellular levels of phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(4,5)P2) by PLC-gamma1-mediated hydrolysis or dephosphorylation by an inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase (Inp54) results in increased Abl kinase activity. c-Abl functions downstream of PLC-gamma1, as expression of kinase-inactive c-Abl blocks PLC-gamma1-induced chemotaxis towards PDGF-BB. PLC-gamma1 and c-Abl form a complex in cells that is enhanced by PDGF stimulation. After activation, c-Abl phosphorylates PLC-gamma1 and negatively modulates its function in vivo. These findings uncover a newly discovered functional interdependence between non-receptor Tyr kinase and lipid signalling pathways.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Plattner, R; Irvin, BJ; Guo, S; Blackburn, K; Kazlauskas, A; Abraham, RT; York, JD; Pendergast, AM

Published Date

  • April 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 309 - 319

PubMed ID

  • 12652307

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1465-7392

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ncb949


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England