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Trends Biochem Sci. 1992 Dec;17(12):502-6.

Regulation of phospholipase C by G proteins.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75235.


Specific phospholipase C enzymes can hydrolyse phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate into two products: inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, which regulates the release of intracellular calcium stores, and diacylglycerol, which can stimulate protein kinase C. A new group of G proteins, the Gq subfamily, have recently been shown to mediate the regulation of this activity by a variety of hormones. How do different members of this family modulate unique phospholipase C isozymes? What is the mechanism of this regulation? How might the Gq subfamily act to modulate other important second messenger pathways? The tools to answer these questions are being rapidly developed.

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