Membranes from the human hepatoma cell line HepG2 mediate the phosphorylation on tyrosine of the asialoglycoprotein receptor. Manganese was the preferred divalent for phosphorylation although magnesium was effective at an 8-fold higher concentration. Calcium was ineffective at promoting phosphorylation and zinc was inhibitory. The protein kinase inhibitor staurosporine blocked asialoglycoprotein receptor phosphorylation on tyrosine in nanomolar concentrations (IC50= 70 nM). In contrast another protein kinase C inhibitor, H7, was not inhibitory, suggesting that the effect of staurosporine was not mediated by protein kinase C inhibition. Concentrations of staurosporine that inhibit receptor phosphorylation by greater than 90% did not inhibit the phosphorylation of other protein substrates identified on SDS-polyacrylamide gels. These data suggest that staurosporine selectively and directly inhibits a membrane-associated tyrosine protein kinase.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Aug 16 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology