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J Biol Chem. 1997 Jul 18;272(29):18358-66.

Isolation and molecular cloning of wortmannin-sensitive bovine type III phosphatidylinositol 4-kinases.

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Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4510, USA.


Agonist-sensitive phosphoinositide pools are maintained by recently-identified wortmannin (WT)-sensitive phosphatidylinositol (PI) 4-kinase(s) (Nakanishi, S., Catt, K. J., and Balla, T. (1995) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92, 5317-5321). Two loosely membrane-associated WT-sensitive type III PI 4-kinases were isolated from bovine adrenal cortex as [3H]WT-labeled 110- and 210-kDa proteins. Based on peptide sequences from the smaller enzyme, a 3. 9-kilobase pair (kb) cDNA with an open reading frame encoding a 90-kDa protein was isolated from a bovine brain cDNA library. Expression of this cDNA in COS-7 cells yielded a 110-kDa protein with WT-sensitive PI 4-kinase activity. Northern blot analysis of a human mRNA panel showed a single approximately 3.8-kb transcript. Peptide sequences obtained from the 210-kDa enzyme corresponded to those of a recently described rat 230-kDa PI 4-kinase. A 6.5-kb cDNA containing an open reading frame of 6129 nucleotides that encoded a 230-kDa protein, was isolated from brain cDNA. Northern blot analysis of human mRNA revealed a major 7.5-kb transcript. The molecular cloning of these novel WT-sensitive type III PI 4-kinases will allow detailed analysis of their signaling and other regulatory functions in mammalian cells.

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