Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.297, No.5, 1102-1107, 2002
Prostaglandin F-2 alpha stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma 1
In this study, we investigated the ability of prostaglandin F-2alpha (PGF(2alpha)) to induce tyrosine phosphorylation of phospholipase C-gamma1 (PLC-gamma1) in cat iris sphincter smooth muscle (CISM) cells. PGF(2alpha) (1 muM)-stimulated PLC-gamma1 tyrosine phosphorylation in a time- and dose-dependent manner with a maximum increase of 3-fold at 0.5 min. The protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, genistein, and tyrphostin A-25, blocked the stimulatory effects of PGF(2alpha) suggesting involvement of protein tyrosine kinase activity in the physiological actions of the PGF(2alpha). Furthermore, PGF(2alpha)-induced p42/p44 MAP kinase activation was also completely blocked by protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors. In summary, these findings show that PGF(2alpha) stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of PLC-gamma1 in CISM cells and indicate that PGF(2alpha)-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation is responsible for an early signal transduction event. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.