With the aid of a synthetic nonapeptide which is a selective substrate for protein kinase C the activity of this enzyme was determined in the crude cytosolic and particulate fractions of rat adrenal glomerulosa cells. When the cells were sonicated in the presence of Ca2+ chelators 65 per cent of their total protein kinase C activity was found in the cytosolic extract. The treatment of cells with angiotensin II under conditions where the maximal stimulation of inositol-lipid hydrolysis was observed did not cause a statistically significant change in the apparent subcellular distribution of protein kinase C. However, when the cytosolic extract was prepared in the presence of Ca2+ the protein kinase C activity was recovered nearly exclusively from the particulate fraction.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 31 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology