Blockade of mevalonate production by lovastatin attenuates bombesin and vasopressin potentiation of nutrient-induced insulin secretion in HIT-T15 cells. Probable involvement of small GTP-binding proteins.

@article{Li1993BlockadeOM,
  title={Blockade of mevalonate production by lovastatin attenuates bombesin and vasopressin potentiation of nutrient-induced insulin secretion in HIT-T15 cells. Probable involvement of small GTP-binding proteins.},
  author={G Li and Romano Regazzi and E Roche and Claes B Wollheim},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={289 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={379-85}
}
Small G-proteins (SMGs) require isoprenylation for their association with membranes. We have examined protein isoprenylation, subcellular distribution of SMGs, cytosolic Ca2+ changes and insulin secretion in HIT-T15 cells after treatment with lovastatin, which inhibits the production of isoprenoids by blocking mevalonate production by 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase. Numerous proteins in the 20-70 kDa range were found to be isoprenylated. Most of these proteins co-migrated with SMGs… CONTINUE READING