Early growth response-1 (Egr-1) is involved in the regulation of cell growth. Here, we found that overexpression of phospholipase D (PLD) isozymes decreased tumor promoter phorbol myristate acetate (PMA)-induced Egr-1 expression and transactivation in glioma cells. Suppression of PMA-induced Egr-1 was dependent on the expression level of PLD isozymes. Overexpression of catalytically inactive PLD, treatment with PA, and prevention of PA dephosphorylation by 1-propranolol significantly suppressed PMA-induced Egr-1 expression. PLD-induced suppression of Egr-1 was reversed by inhibition of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K). Taken together, these results suggest that elevated expression and activity of PLD attenuate PMA-induced Egr-1 expression via PI3K pathway.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a Grant No. R01-2006-000-10521-0 (2006) from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation, and by a Grant No. 0620040 from the National Cancer Center, Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology