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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Oct 27;349(3):954-62. Epub 2006 Aug 28.

Protein kinase Cdelta participates in insulin-induced activation of PKB via PDK1.

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  • 1Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel.


PKCdelta has been shown to be activated by insulin and to interact with insulin receptor and IRS. PKB(Akt) plays an important role in glucose transport and glycogen synthesis. In this study, we investigated the possibility that PKCdelta may be involved in insulin-induced activation of PKB. Studies were conducted on primary cultures of rat skeletal muscle. PKB was activated by insulin stimulation within 5min and reached a peak by 15-30min. Insulin also increased the physical association between PKCdelta with PKB and with PDK1. The insulin-induced PKCdelta-PKB association was PI3K dependent. PKB-PKCdelta association was accounted for by the involvement of PDK1. Overexpression of dominant negative PKCdelta abrogated insulin-induced association of PKCdelta with both PKB and PDK1. Blockade of PKCdelta also decreased insulin-induced Thr308 PKB phosphorylation and PKB translocation. Moreover, PKCdelta inhibition reduced insulin-induced GSK3 phosphorylation. The results indicate that insulin-activated PKCdelta interacts with PDK1 to regulate PKB.

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