Mammalian cells that express Bacillus cereus phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C have increased levels of inositol cyclic 1:2-phosphate, inositol 1-phosphate, and inositol 2-phosphate

Theodora S. Ross, Fan Ping Wang, Philip W. Majerus

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19919-19923
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume267
Issue number28
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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