Phosphorylation of CPI-17, an inhibitory phosphoprotein of smooth muscle myosin phosphatase, by Rho-kinase.

Phosphorylation of CPI-17 by Rho-associated kinase (Rho-kinase) and its effect on myosin phosphatase (MP) activity were investigated. CPI-17 was phosphorylated by Rho-kinase to 0.92 mol of P/mol of CPI-17 in vitro. The inhibitory phosphorylation site was Thr(38) (as reported previously) and was identified using a point mutant of CPI-17 and a phosphorylation… CONTINUE READING