Journal article

SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE-SUBSTRATES FOR THE MEMBRANE TYROSINE PROTEIN-KINASE STIMULATED BY EPIDERMAL GROWTH-FACTOR

C HOUSE, GS BALDWIN, BE KEMP

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1984

Abstract

The substrate specificity of the epidermal-growth-factor-stimulated tyrosine protein kinase of A431 cell membranes has been studied using a series of synthetic peptide analogs of the sequence around the phosphorylated tyrosine-419 of pp60src. The nine-residue peptide Leu-Ile-Glu-Asp-Ala-Glu-Tyr-Thr-Ala was phosphorylated on tyrosine with an apparent Km of 0.4 mM and a V of 5.7 nmol X min-1 X mg-1. Synthetic peptide tyrosine phosphorylation was stimulated by epidermal growth factor but not by insulin or relaxin. Extension of the nine-residue peptide to include the basic residues, arginine-412, arginine-422 and lysine-423 led to an increased apparent Km. Substitution of glutamic-418 by leucine..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers