IL-6-Induced calmodulin-dependent protein phosphorylation in B9 hybridoma cells

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IL-6-Induced calmodulin-dependent protein phosphorylation in B9 hybridoma cells
In Pyo Choi; Woo-Jin Na; Hyung Sik Kang; Kwang Ho Pyun
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Journal of Immunology, vol. 152, no. 4, pp. 1532-1537
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The addition of IL-6 to the IL-6-dependent B9-55 hybridoma cells starved for IL-6 for 16 h induced an increased phosphorylation of a 25-kda protein (p25). Phosphorylation of p25 was IL-6 dependent and maximal at 5 min after IL-6 stimulation. Phosphorylation of p25 was inhibited by N-(6-aminohexyl)- 5-chloro-1-naphthalene sulfonamide (W-7), an inhibitor of calmodulin- dependent protein kinase, but not by tyrphostin nor ionomycin. When enolase was used as an exogenous substrate, similar results were obtained. Furthermore, calmodulin stimulated p25 phosphorylation in vitro. IL-6- starved B9 hybridoma cells synthesized DNA at 9 to 12 h after addition of IL- 6. Preincubation of cells with W-7 before IL-6 stimulation blocked DNA synthesis. Similar effects were observed when cells were preincubated with tyrphostin or ionomycin but to a lesser extent. The concentrations of W-7 required for blocking p25 phosphorylation and DNA synthesis correlated relatively well. These results suggest that an IL-6-inducible calmodulin- dependent protein kinase is involved in IL-6 signal transduction, including p25 phosphorylation and B9 hybridoma proliferation.
Amer Assoc Immunologists
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