Cell condition-dependent regulation of ERK5 by cAMP

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ERK5 activity is increased by agents known to activate receptor tyrosine kinases, G-protein coupled receptors, and stress response pathways. We now find a role for cAMP in the regulation of ERK5. ERK5 is activated by forskolin, isoproterenol, and epinephrine in NIH3T3 cells and C2C12 myoblasts. ERK1/2 are also activated by cAMP in NIH3T3 cells, but not in C2C12 myoblasts, demonstrating differential regulation of ERK5 and ERK1/2 by cAMP. We examined the effect of cell context on ac. tivation of ERK5 and discovered ERK5 activity is inhibited, rather than activated, by cAMP in confluent, serum-deprived NIH3TS cells and C2C12 myoblasts. Our results suggest that regulation of MAP kinase pathways by cAMP CAMP is not only dictated by cell type, but also by cell context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48094-48098
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 13 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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