Erica M. Dutil

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BACKGROUND Phosphorylation critically regulates the catalytic function of most members of the protein kinase superfamily. One such member, protein kinase C (PKC), contains two phosphorylation switches: a site on the activation loop that is phosphorylated by another kinase, and two autophosphorylation sites in the carboxyl terminus. For conventional PKC(More)
BACKGROUND Protein kinase Cs are a family of enzymes that transduce the plethora of signals promoting lipid hydrolysis. Here, we show that protein kinase C must first be processed by three distinct phosphorylations before it is competent to respond to second messengers. RESULTS We have identified the positions and functions of the in vivo phosphorylation(More)
The activity of protein kinase C is reversibly regulated by an autoinhibitory pseudosubstrate, which blocks the active site of the enzyme in the absence of activators. However, before it can be allosterically regulated, protein kinase C must first be processed by three ordered phosphorylations, the first of which is modification of the activation loop(More)
Dephosphorylation by the catalytic subunits of protein phosphatases 1 (CS1) and 2A (CS2) reveals that mature protein kinase C is phosphorylated at two distinct sites. Treatment of protein kinase C beta II with CS1 causes a significant increase in the protein's electrophoretic mobility (approximately 4 kDa) and a coincident loss in catalytic activity. The(More)
3-Phosphoinositide-dependent kinase 1 (PDK1) has previously been shown to phosphorylate the activation loop of several AGC kinase family members. In this study, we show that p21-activated kinase 1, the activity of which is regulated by the GTP-bound form of Cdc42 and Rac and by sphingosine, is phosphorylated by PDK1. Phosphorylation of p21-activated kinase(More)
Raf-1 is a serine/threonine specific kinase that integrates signaling by a large number of mitogens to elicit a transcriptional response in the nucleus. Activated Raf-1 phosphorylates and activates MAPK/ERK kinase Mek), thus initiating the Mek--> MAP kinase cascade, which ultimately results in the phosphorylation and activation of transcription factors by(More)
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