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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Mar 27;244(3):630-6.

Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitors block aortic smooth muscle cell proliferation in mid-late G1 phase: effect on cyclin-dependent kinase 2 and the inhibitory protein p27KIP1.

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INSERM U 326, Toulouse, France.

Abstract

In the present study, we investigated the involvement of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) activity in the progression of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) throughout the G1 phase of cell cycle. Addition of two selective inhibitors of PI 3-kinase, LY 294002 or wortmannin, to quiescent VSMCs prevented serum-induced DNA synthesis in a dose-dependent manner with IC50 of 8.7 +/- 2.0 microM and 53.9 +/- 8.5 nM, respectively. Time course studies revealed that the two PI 3-kinase inhibitors blocked VSMC proliferation in mid-late G1 phase, about 6 h before the G1/S transition. This G1 growth arrest was due, at least in part, to the reduction of the CDK2 associated kinase activity resulting mainly from the upregulation of the inhibitory protein p27KIP1.

PMID:
9535716
DOI:
10.1006/bbrc.1997.7885
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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