Potential role for a guanine nucleotide regulatory protein in chemoattractant receptor mediated polyphosphoinositide metabolism, Ca++ mobilization and cellular responses by leukocytes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Islet activating protein from Bordetella pertussis toxin which ribosylates certain guanine nucleotide regulatory proteins causes a marked reduction of chemoattractant-elicited responses such as chemotaxis, O2 production and cAMP elevations in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. The toxin appears to exert its effects by preventing the rapid breakdown of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate induced by the chemotactic peptide N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine, thereby inhibiting the increase in intracellular [Ca++] which normally follows chemoattractant stimulation. Responses of leukocytes exposed to Concanavalin A, the Ca++ ionophore A23187, or phorbol myristate acetate were not affected by the toxin. Thus the chemoattractant receptor appears to be coupled to a phosphoinositide specific phospholipase C through a guanine nucleotide regulatory protein. We propose that this complex of receptor-guanine nucleotide regulatory protein-phospholipase C may be applicable to the class of receptors which mobilize intracellular Ca++ by stimulating polyphosphoinositide breakdown.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Verghese, MW; Smith, CD; Snyderman, R

Published Date

  • March 15, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 127 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 450 - 457

PubMed ID

  • 2983721

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2983721

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-291X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0006-291x(85)80181-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States