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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Nov 10;350(1):179-84. Epub 2006 Sep 15.

Signaling pathways regulating murine cardiac CREB phosphorylation.

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  • 1Department of Genome Science, University of Cincinnati Genome Research Institute, Cincinnati, OH 45237-0505, USA.


Using the mouse Langendorff heart perfusion model, the signaling pathways that regulate cardiac CREB-S133 phosphorylation have been defined. In mouse hearts stimulated with isoproterenol (ISO) (10(-8) M), endothelin-1 (ET-1) (10(-8) M), and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (TPA) (10(-7) M), CREB-S133 phosphorylation was attained only by TPA-treatment. Activation of protein kinase A (PKA) was achieved by ISO. ISO- and ET-1-stimulation activated Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent kinase II (CaMKII). Protein kinase C (PKC) and p90(RSK) were activated with all three stimuli. Inhibition of ERK1/2 with PD98059 (10(-5) M) completely inhibited the activation of p90(RSK), but did not block CREB-S133 phosphorylation in TPA-perfused heart, indicating that PKA, CaMKII, and p90(RSK) do not phosphorylate CREB-S133 in the murine heart. PKC activation is signal specific. Analyses of PKC isoforms suggest that CREB phosphorylation is mediated by PKC epsilon translocating into nucleus only with TPA stimulation. These results, unlike those reported in other tissues, demonstrate that cardiac CREB is not a multi-signal target.

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