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A novel mechanism of diglyceride formation. 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate stimulates the cyclic breakdown and resynthesis of phosphatidylcholine.

Authors
  • Daniel, L W
  • Waite, M
  • Wykle, R L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of biological chemistry
Publication Date
Jul 15, 1986
Volume
261
Issue
20
Pages
9128–9132
Identifiers
PMID: 3087989
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

12-O-Tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) treatment of Madin-Darby canine kidney cells resulted in an increased incorporation of 32Pi and [methyl-3H]choline into choline-containing phosphoglycerides (PC). In pulse-chase experiments, TPA treatment caused an increased release of [methyl-3H]choline from the PC fraction of prelabeled cells. When cells were prelabeled with [3H]arachidonic acid and [14C]palmitic acid, TPA treatment resulted in an increased synthesis of 14C, 3H-diglycerides. Further studies were done to determine the relationship between PC breakdown and diglyceride synthesis. Cells were preincubated with ether-linked 1-O-[3H]hexadecyl-2-lyso-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine which was acylated to form 1-O-[3H]hexadecyl-2-acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine. Subsequent treatment of these cells with TPA resulted in an increased synthesis of 1-O-[3H]hexadecyl-2-acyl-sn-glycerol compared to cells not stimulated with TPA. These findings demonstrate that TPA stimulates PC turnover in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells and provide evidence for a novel mechanism of diglyceride formation.

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