A novel protein phosphatase inhibitor, tautomycin. Effect on smooth muscle.


The antibiotic, tautomycin, was found to be a potent inhibitor of protein phosphatases and equally effective for the type-1 and type-2A enzymes. For the catalytic subunits of the type-1 and type-2A phosphatases the IC50 value was 22 to 32 nM. For the phosphatase activity present in chicken gizzard actomyosin the IC50 value was 6 nM. Tautomycin had no effect… (More)