Regulation of the phosphorylation of elongation factor 2 by MEK-dependent signalling in adult rat cardiomyocytes


Wang, Lijun and Proud, Christopher G. (2002) Regulation of the phosphorylation of elongation factor 2 by MEK-dependent signalling in adult rat cardiomyocytes. FEBS Letters, 531, (2), 285-289. (doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(02)03536-6).

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The Gq-coupled agonists phenylephrine and endothelin-1 each activate protein synthesis in cardiomyocytes as part of the programme that leads to cardiac hypertrophy. Here we show that they each induce the dephosphorylation of elongation factor (eEF) 2, a protein that in its dephosphorylated state mediates the translocation step of elongation. The ability of both agonists to induce dephosphorylation of eEF2 requires signalling via the mTOR and MEK/Erk signalling pathways, but is independent of phosphoinositide 3-kinase. Expression of an activated form of MEK leads to dephosphorylation of eEF2, in an mTOR independent manner, indicating that signalling via MEK/Erk suffices to cause dephosphorylation of eEF2.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0014-5793 (print)
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Keywords: translation, elongation, eEF2, MEK, cardiomyocyte, hypertrophy
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
ePrint ID: 56811
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:39
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56811

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