Phosphorylation of eIF-4E on serine 209 by protein kinase C is inhibited by the translational repressors, 4E-binding proteins.

Translation initiation in eukaryotes is facilitated by the mRNA 5' cap structure (m7GpppX, where X is any nucleotide) that binds the multisubunit initiation factor eIF4F through one of its subunits, eIF4E. eIF4E is a phosphoprotein whose phosphorylation state positively correlates with cell growth. Protein kinase C phosphorylates eIF4E in vitro, and… CONTINUE READING