Modulation of cellular phorbol ester binding and/or protein kinase C activity by human placental fractions.

Abstract

We describe two factors in human placenta that modulate the interaction of phorbol ester tumor promoters with cell membranes or with protein kinase C. One, phorbol ester binding inhibitory factor, can inhibit binding of [3H]phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate to cultured cells or to a membrane fraction but does not inhibit its binding to a homogeneous C kinase preparation (phorbol ester binding sites). The other, C kinase activating factor, stimulates C kinase activity in a calcium-dependent manner. We separated these two biochemical activities from a crude human placental fraction by gel filtration.

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@article{Hamel1988ModulationOC, title={Modulation of cellular phorbol ester binding and/or protein kinase C activity by human placental fractions.}, author={E. Hamel and Jean Louis Tayot and Hiroki Yamasaki}, journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta}, year={1988}, volume={970 2}, pages={172-6} }