Protein kinase C (PKC)-epsilon, a component of the serine/threonine PKC family, has been shown to influence the survival and differentiation pathways of normal hematopoietic cells. Here, we have modulated the activity of PKC-epsilon with specific small molecule activator or inhibitor peptides. PKC-epsilon inhibitor and activator peptides showed modest effects on HL-60 maturation when added alone, but PKC-epsilon activator peptide significantly counteracted the pro-maturative activity of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha towards the monococ/macrophagic lineage, as evaluated in terms of CD14 surface expression and morphological analyses. Moreover, while PKC-epsilon inhibitor peptide showed a reproducible increase of TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL)-induced apoptosis, PKC-epsilon activator peptide potently counteracted the pro-apoptotic activity of TRAIL. Taken together, the anti-maturative and anti-apoptotic 1 activities of PKC-epsilon envision a potentially important proleukemic role of this PKC family member.
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|Titolo:||Activation of PKC-epsilon counteracts maturation and apoptosis of HL-60 myeloid leukemic cells in response to TNF family members|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|