Journal article

Phosphorylation sites in the autoinhibitory domain participate in p70(s6k) activation loop phosphorylation

PB Dennis, N Pullen, RB Pearson, SC Kozma, G Thomas

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1998

Abstract

Here we have employed p70(s6k) truncation and point mutants to elucidate the role played by the carboxyl-terminal autoinhibitory domain S/TP phosphorylation sites in kinase activation. Earlier studies showed that truncation of the p70(s6k) amino terminus severely impaired kinase activation but that this effect was reversed by deleting the carboxyl terminus, which in parallel led to deregulation of Thr229 phosphorylation in the activation loop (Dennis, P. B., Pullen, N., Kozma, S. C., and Thomas, G. (1996) Mol. Cell. Biol. 16, 6242-6251). In this study, substitution of acidic residues for the four autoinhibitory domain S/TP sites mimics the carboxyl-terminal deletion largely by rescuing kinas..

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