The involvement of lipid activators of protein kinase C in the induction of zif268 in PC12 cells exposed to lead

Luisa Olivi, Jeanne Sisk, Joseph Bressler

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Abstract

Lead (Pb) induces the expression of immediate early genes (IEG) in PC12 cells by a mechanism that involves protein kinase C (PKC). To define the mechanisms, the involvement of two commonly observed lipid activators of PKC, diacylglycerols, and phosphatidylinositols, were examined. A dose-dependent increase in the expression of the IEG zif268 was observed in PC12 cells exposed to Pb. The PKC inhibitor Ro-31-8220 blocked the induction. An increase in levels of diacylglycerols was observed in PC12 cells exposed to Pb, but the increase was inhibited by Ro-31-8220. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor Wortmannin, but not the inhibitor LY 294002, blocked the induction zif268 in Pb-exposed cells. Small increases in phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity were observed after exposure to Pb. In summary, diacylglycerols are elevated in PC12 cells exposed to Pb by a mechanism that requires PKC. It is possible that diacylglycerols contribute to the induction of zif268 by Pb by sustaining PKC activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalNeurochemical Research
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Lead, protein kinase C
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase
  • zif268, diacylglycerol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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