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Title: Regulation of the CDK-related protein kinase PCTAIRE-1 and its possible role in neurite outgrowth in Neuro-2A cells
Authors: Graeser, Ralph
Gannon, Julian
Poon, Randy Y. C.
Dubois, Thierry
Aitken, Alastair
Hunt, Tim
Keywords: PCTAIRE-1
CDK-related
Protein kinase A
14-3-3
Neurite outgrowth
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Journal of cell science, v. 115, no. 17, p. 3479-3490, Sep. 2002
Abstract: PCTAIRE-1 is a CDK-related protein kinase found in terminally differentiated cells in brain and testis, and in many immortalised and transformed cell lines. Bacterially expressed PCTAIRE is completely inactive as a protein kinase, but is a very good substrate for protein kinase A (PKA), which phosphorylates a total of four sites in the N-terminus of PCTAIRE-1. Phosphorylation of one of these sites, Ser119, generates a 14-3-3 binding site, which is functional in vitro as well as in vivo. Mutation of another PKA site, Ser153, to an alanine residue generated an activated kinase in transfected mammalian cells. This activity was comparable to that of CDK5 activated by a bacterially expressed, truncated version of p35nck, p21. Gel filtration analysis of a brain extract suggested that monomeric PCTAIRE-1 was the active species, implying that PCTAIRE-1 may not be a true CDK, in that it does not require a partner (cyclin-like) subunit for kinase activity. Finally, we found that various forms of PCTAIRE-1 transfected into neuroblastoma cell lines could either promote or inhibit neurite outgrowth, suggesting a potential role for the PCTAIRE-1 gene product in the control of neurite outgrowth.
Rights: Permission is granted by the Company of Biologists Ltd. The paper was published in J Cell Sci 2002 115 : 3479-3490
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/1608
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