Agents that elevate cellular cAMP are known to inhibit the activation of phospholipase D (PLD). We investigated whether PLD can be phosphorylated by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and PKA-mediated phosphorylation affects the interaction between PLD and RhoA, a membrane regulator of PLD. PLD1, but not PLD2 was found to be phosphorylated in vivo by the treatment of dibutyryl cAMP (dbcAMP) and in vitro by PKA. PKA inhibitor (KT5720) abolished the dbcAMP-induced phosphorylation of PLD1, but dibutyryl cGMP (dbcGMP) failed to phosphorylate PLD1. The association between PLD1 and Val14RhoA in an immunoprecipitation assay was abolished by both dbcAMP and dbcGMP. Moreover, RhoA but not PLD1 was dissociated from the membrane to the cytosolic fraction in dbcAMP-treated cells. These results suggest that both PLD1 and RhoA are phosphorylated by PKA and the interaction between PLD1 and RhoA is inhibited by the phosphorylation of RhoA rather than by the phosphorylation of PLD1.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Biology
- Clinical Biochemistry