Waseem Asghar Khan

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Polyclonal isoenzyme-specific antisera were developed against four calcium-independent protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes (delta, epsilon, epsilon', and zeta) as well as the calcium-dependent isoforms (alpha, beta I, beta II, and gamma). These antisera showed high specificities, high titers, and high binding affinities (3-370 nM) for the peptide antigens to(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes are essential components of cell signaling. In this study, we investigated the regulation of PKC-alpha in murine B16 amelanotic melanoma (B16a) cells by the monohydroxy fatty acids 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid [12(S)-HETE] and 13(S)-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid [13(S)-HODE]. 12(S)-HETE induced a translocation of(More)
In addition to serving as the precursor to a plethora of eicosanoids and other bioactive molecules, arachidonate may function as a bona fide second messenger. A number of studies have documented the ability of arachidonate to regulate the function of multiple targets in vitro systems. This has been particularly well established and studied with the(More)
Cis-unsaturated fatty acids activate soluble protein kinase C (PKC) in vitro and in intact platelets. The following studies were conducted to determine the effects of oleate on individual isoenzymes of PKC in human platelets. Human platelets were found to contain predominantly PKC alpha, beta I, beta II, and delta with minor immunoreactivity for PKC(More)
The multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype induces cross-resistance to many chemotherapeutic agents in cancer cells. Protein kinase C (PKC) has been implicated in the regulation of the MDR phenotype. In order to determine the role of specific PKC isoenzymes in regulating the MDR phenotype, the expression and activity of PKC isoenzymes in the human breast(More)
Sodium oleate is able to activate soluble protein kinase C (Murakami, K., Chan, S. Y., and Routtenberg, A. (1986) J. Biol. Chem. 261, 15424-15429) but is unable to activate membrane-bound enzyme (El Touny, S., Khan, W., and Hannun, Y. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 16437-16443). Because physiologic interactions of fatty acids with protein kinase C occur in the(More)
Na/K-ATPase in renal epithelium is expressed at the basolateral surface and thus is critical for vectorial solute transport. One potential mode of regulation of Na/K-ATPase involves the intracellular effector protein kinase C (PKC). In kidney cell lines, activation of PKC by the phorbol ester phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate (PDBu) (1 microM) inhibited Na/K-ATPase(More)
The mechanisms involved in regulating the selective expression of protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes are poorly understood. Two human B lymphoblastoid cell lines, IM-9 and BJA-B, exhibited differential expression of the two alternatively spliced products of the PKC beta gene, PKC beta I and beta II. The IM-9 cell line expressed 3-4-fold more PKC beta II(More)
The ability of arachidonic acid and other fatty acids to induce phosphorylation of endogenous substrates and the role of protein kinase C in mediating these effects were examined. In a cell-free cytosolic system derived from human platelets, arachidonic, oleic, and other cis-unsaturated fatty acids induced a dose-dependent phosphorylation of several(More)
The regulation of protein kinase C by oleic acid was studied, and parameters that characterize the activation of protein kinase C by oleic acid and distinguish its effects from those of diacylglycerol (DAG) and phosphatidylserine (PS) were delineated. Activation of protein kinase C by sodium oleate required the presence of calcium and showed mild(More)