Feb 2, 1976

Effect of triiodothyronine on rat liver chromatin protein kinase

European Journal of Biochemistry
J Kruh, L Tichonicky

Abstract

1. Injection of triiodothyronine to rats stimulates protein kinase activity in liver chromatin nonhistone proteins. A significant increase was found after two daily injections. A 4-fold increase was observed with the purified enzyme after eight daily injections of the hormone. No variations were observed in cytosol protein kinase activity. Electrophoretic pattern, effect of heat denaturation, effect of p-hydroxymercuribenzoate seem to indicate that the enzyme present in treated rats is not identical to the enzyme in control animals, which suggests that thyroid hormone has induced nuclear protein kinase. Diiodothyronine, 3, 3', 5'-triiodothyronine have no effect on protein kinase. 2. Chromatin non-histone proteins isolated from rats injected with triiodothyronine incorporated more 32P when incubated with [gamma-32P]ATP than the chromatin proteins from untreated rats. Thyroidectomy reduced the in vitro 32P incorporation. It is suggested that some of the biological activity of thyroid hormone could be mediated through its effect on chromatin non-histone proteins.

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Nucleoproteins
Protein KINASE
Hydroxymercuribenzoates
Chromatin
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Cytoplasmic Matrix
Liver
Cytomel

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