Inhibition of the Action of a Stimulatory GDP/GTP Exchange Protein for smg p21 hy Acidic Membrane Phospholipids

Shiro Kawamura, Kozo Kaibuchi, Motoki Hiroyoshi, Hiroyuki Fujioka, Takakazu Mizuno, Yoshimi Takai

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A stimulatory GDP/GTP exchange protein for smg p21 (smg p21 GDS) stimulated the dissociation of GDP from smg p21B. This reaction was inhibited by acidic membrane phospholipids such as phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylinositol‐4‐monophosphate, phosphatidylinositol‐4‐,5‐bisphosphate, phosphatidic acid, and phosphatidylserine but not by phosphatidykholine or phosphatidylethanolamine. These acidic phospholipids inhibited the smg p21 GDS action in a manner competitive with both smg p21 GDS and smg p21B. smg p21 GDS has other actions to inhibit the binding of smg p21B to membranes and to induce the dissociation of prebound smg p21B from the membranes. The acidic phospholipids also inhibited these two actions of smg p21 GDS. smgp21B has a polybasic region and an isoprenoid moiety in its C‐terminal region which are necessary for its membrane‐binding activity and its sensitivity to the smg p21 GDS actions. Therefore, it is possible that acidic membrane phospholipids interact with this polybasic region and thereby inhibit the smg p21 GDS actions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-761
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 07-1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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