Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate inhibits death receptor-mediated apoptosis in Jurkat cells by disrupting recruitment of Fas-associated polypeptide with death domain

Xue Wei Meng, Michael P. Heldebrant, Scott H. Kaufmann

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Abstract

Regulation of death receptor-mediated apoptosis is incompletely understood. Previous studies have demonstrated that phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), a protein kinase C activator, inhibits Fas (CD95)-mediated apoptosis in Jurkat (type II) cells but not SKW6.4 (type I) cells. In this study, we demonstrated that PMA also protects Jurkat cells from apoptosis induced by tumor necrosis factor-a and the tumor necrosis factora-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). Interestingly, PMA failed to protect Jurkat cells from apoptosis induced by other agents, including etoposide, camptothecin, and γ-irradiation. Analysis of the initial events induced by agonistic anti-Fas antibodies revealed that PMA inhibited Fas binding to Fas-associated polypeptide with death domain (FADD) in Jurkat cells but not in SKW6.4 cells. Although the protein kinase inhibitor bisindoylmaleimide VIII increased apoptosis induced by agonistic anti-Fas antibody, tumor necrosis factor-α, and TRAIL, these effects were not observed with the protein kinase C inhibitor H7 and were not associated with increased FADD recruitment to Fas. These results indicate that PMA inhibits death signaling induced by a number of discrete receptors and suggest that the effects are mediated at the level of receptor-mediated adaptor molecule recruitment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3776-3783
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume277
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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