New method for purification of phosphatase inhibitor 1 (PPI-1) was developed which avoid the phosphorylation of PPI-1 during the purification and provides a high yield of highly pure preparation. Using this preparation, it was shown that PPI-1 was stoichiometrically phosphorylated by cGMP-dependent protein kinase at Thr-35 and the phosphorylated PPI-1 potently inhibited protein phosphatase 1. Addition of the phosphorylated PPI-1 to β-escin-skinned single smooth muscle cells resulted in force development of the cells at the submaximal pCa2+. The results suggest that the phosphorylation of PPI-1 can be the mechanism for modifying the Ca2+ sensitivity of smooth muscle contractile response.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Mar 27 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology