To determine whether protein phosphatases can affect collagen synthesis, we examined the effect of okadaic acid, a potent specific inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A, on collagen synthesis. Okadaic acid significantly decreased the [3H]proline incorporation into the collagenase-digestible protein and the percent collagen synthesis. These effects were synergistic with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). The time course study showed that okadaic acid inhibited collagen synthesis after a 12 h treatment while PMA inhibited at 3 h. Down-regulation of protein kinase C by chronic treatment with PMA did not abrogate the okadaic acid-dependent inhibition. These results provide evidence for the involvement of protein phosphatases in the regulation of collagen synthesis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Feb 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology