Enhancement of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) activity by membrane curvature and inositol-phospholipid-binding peptides.

The phosphorylation of phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns) on the 3' position of the inositol ring by phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) is shown to depend strongly on the curvature of liposomes containing a mixture of phosphatidylcholine (PtdCho) and PtdIns. Vesicles with an average diameter of 50 nm are phosphorylated 100 times faster than chemically… CONTINUE READING