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Oncogene. 1997 Apr 24;14(16):1945-54.

Signal transduction through atypical PKCs, but not the EGF receptor, is necessary for UVC-induced AP-1 activation in immortal murine cells.

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The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Austin 55912, USA.

Abstract

The exposure of mammalian cells to ultraviolet (u.v.) irradiation leads to activation of transcription factors, such as AP-1 and NFkappaB. It is postulated that the EGF receptor but not protein kinase C (PKC) is the major membrane mediator in UVC-induced signal transduction. We demonstrate here that the antisense oligonucleotides of PKC zeta and the dominant negative mutant of PKC lambda/iota as well as dominant negative PKC zeta markedly blocked UVC-induced AP-1 activity. In contrast, UVC-induced AP-1 activity in cells devoid of the EGF receptor (B82), is not significantly different from that of the stable transfectants with a kinase-deficient EGF receptor (B82M721), or wild-type EGF receptor (B82L). This was found at all UVC irradiation doses and time courses studied, while high levels of EGF-induced AP-1 activity were observed in B82L cells but not in B82 cells. This evidence strongly suggests that atypical PKCs, but not the EGF receptor, is necessary for UVC-induced AP-1 activation in JB6 and B82 cells.

PMID:
9150361
DOI:
10.1038/sj.onc.1201056
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