Phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PtdIns-PLC) of Bacillus cereus catalyzes the conversion of PtdIns to inositol cyclic 1:2-phosphate and diacylglycerol. NIH 3T3, Swiss mouse 3T3, CV-1, and Cos-7 cells were transfected with a cDNA encoding this enzyme, and the metabolic and cellular consequences were investigated. Overexpression of PtdIns-PLC enzyme activity was associated with elevated levels of inositol cyclic 1:2-phosphate (2.5-70- fold), inositol 1-phosphate (2-20-fold), and inositol 2-phosphate (3-20- fold). The increases correlated with the levels of enzyme expression obtained in each cell type. The turnover of phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns) was also increased in transfected CV-1 cells by 13-fold 20 h after transfection. The levels of PtdIns, phosphatidic acid, diacylglycerol, or other inositol phosphates were not detectably altered. Expression of bacterial PtdIns-PLC decreased rapidly after 20 h implying that either the increased PtdIns turnover or the accumulation of inositol phosphates was detrimental to cells and that by some adaptive mechanism enzyme expression was suppressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology