Journal article

Phosphorylation of nuclear phospholipase C beta 1 by extracellular signal-regulated kinase mediates the mitogenic action of insulin-like growth factor I

AM Xu, PG Suh, N Marmy-Conus, RB Pearson, OY Seok, L Cocco, RS Gilmour

Molecular and Cellular Biology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2001


It is well established that a phosphoinositide (PI) cycle which is operationally distinct from the classical plasma membrane PI cycle exists within the nucleus, where it is involved in both cell proliferation and differentiation. However, little is known about the regulation of the nuclear PI cycle. Here, we report that nucleus-localized phospholipase C (PLC) beta1, the key enzyme for the initiation of this cycle, is a physiological target of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). Stimulation of Swiss 3T3 cells with insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) caused rapid nuclear translocation of activated ERK and concurrently induced phosphorylation of nuclear PLC beta1, which was completely..

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