Incubation of 3T3-L1 adipocytes with insulin or isoproterenol for 10 min increased particulate "low Km" cAMP phosphodiesterase activity by 42% and 50%, respectively. Pertussis toxin catalyzed the [32P]-ADP ribosylation of a 41,000 dalton protein in adipocyte particulate fractions; prior incubation of adipocytes with toxin markedly reduced incorporation of radiolabel. Exposure of adipocytes to pertussis toxin (0.3 μg, 18 hr) increased glycerol production and inhibited activation of cAMP phosphodiesterase by insulin, but not by isoproterenol. These results suggest that pertussis toxin can interfere with receptor-mediated processes that stimulate cAMP hydrolysis as well as those that inhibit cAMP formation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 31 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology