Down-regulation of glycine receptor channels by protein kinase C in Xenopus oocytes injected with synthetic RNA.

Interaction of protein kinase C (PKC) with glycine receptor channels was examined using Xenopus oocytes expressing homomeric alpha 1 glycine channels. 4 beta-Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (4 beta-PMA), an activator of PKC, reduced the response to glycine; this effect was inhibited in the presence of staurosporine, a PKC inhibitor. By contrast, 4 alpha-PMA… (More)