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Cell. 1989 Apr 7;57(1):167-75.

PDGF-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation stimulates production of novel polyphosphoinositides in intact cells.

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  • 1Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111.


A phosphatidylinositol (PI) kinase activity associated with certain protein tyrosine kinases important in cell proliferation phosphorylates the 3' hydroxyl position of PI to produce phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PI-3-P). Here we report that, in addition to PI-3' kinase activity, anti-phosphotyrosine (alpha-P-tyr) immunoprecipitates from platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-stimulated smooth muscle cells (SMC) contain lipid kinase activities that utilize the substrates phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate (PI-4-P) and phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PI-4,5-P2). These activities are absent in alpha-P-tyr immunoprecipitates from quiescent SMC. The product of PI-4-P phosphorylation appears to be phosphatidylinositol-3,4-bisphosphate (PI-3,4-P2), a lipid not previously reported. The product of PI-4,5-P2 phosphorylation is phosphatidylinositol-trisphosphate (PIP3). PI-3-P was detected in quiescent SMC and increased only slightly in response to PDGF. PIP3 and the putative PI-3,4-P2 appeared only after the addition of mitogen. Both the temporal production of these novel phospholipids after PDGF stimulation and the observation of the enzymatic activities that produce them in alpha-P-tyr immunoprecipitates suggest that these phospholipids are excellent candidates for mediators of the PDGF mitogenic response.

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