Nov 1, 1990

Demonstration of growth hormone (GH) receptor-associated tyrosine kinase activity in multiple GH-responsive cell types

S E StredChristin Carter-Su


Highly purified GH-receptor preparations from 3T3-F442A fibroblasts, whose differentiation into adipocytes is promoted by GH, have been shown to contain a tyrosine kinase capable of phosphorylating GH receptors. In the current work, characteristics of the tyrosine kinase responsible for the in vitro phosphorylation of GH receptors from cultured 3T3-F442A fibroblasts were examined, and the presence of this GH receptor-associated tyrosine kinase activity was demonstrated in multiple cell types. GH-receptor complexes from GH-treated cells were partially purified by immunoprecipitation using anti-GH antibodies and then incubated as an immune complex with [gamma 32P] ATP. Incorporation of 32P into the GH receptor from 3T3-F442A fibroblasts was apparent within 1 min at 30 C after the addition of [gamma 32P]ATP (5-10 microM). A divalent cation was requisite for the phosphorylation; Mn2+ was significantly more effective than Mg2+ and Co2+; Ba2+, Ca2+, or Zn2+ had no effect. Excess unlabeled ATP, but not cytosine triphosphate, GTP, or uridine triphosphate, abolished 32P incorporation into the GH receptor and [gamma 32P]GTP could not replace [gamma 32P]ATP as a source of 32P. At 5.5 mM Mn2+, phosphorylation exhibited a biphasic dose resp...Continue Reading

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