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1996

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Modulation Of Queuine Uptake And Incorporation Into Trna By Protein Kinase C And Protein Phosphatase, Rana C. Morris, Bonnie J. Brooks, K. Lenore Hart, Mark S. Elliot Jan 1996

Modulation Of Queuine Uptake And Incorporation Into Trna By Protein Kinase C And Protein Phosphatase, Rana C. Morris, Bonnie J. Brooks, K. Lenore Hart, Mark S. Elliot

Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Publications

It has been suggested that the rate of queuine uptake into cultured human fibroblasts is controlled by phosphorylation levels within the cell. We show that the uptake of queuine is stimulated by activators of protein kinase C (PKC) and inhibitors of protein phosphatase; while inhibitors of PKC, and down-regulation of PKC by chronic exposure to phorbol esters inhibit the uptake of queuine into cultured human fibroblasts. Activators of cAMP- and cGMP-dependent kinases exert no effect on the uptake of queuine into fibroblast cell cultures. These studies suggest that PKC directly supports the activity of the queuine uptake mechanism, and that ...