Interleukin-1 increases protein kinase A activity by a cAMP-independent mechanism in AtT-20 cells.


A recent study from this laboratory has shown that the inflammatory mediator, interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha), stimulates protein kinase A (PKA) activity and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secretion from AtT-20 cells without any detectable increase in intracellular cAMP accumulation. The present studies were conducted to determine if cAMP is involved… (More)