Author(s): Raynaud F, Liapi C, Gerbaud P, Anderson WB, EvainBrion D
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Abstract Retinoic acid treatment of psoriatic fibroblasts increases the activity of cyclic AMP dependent protein kinase. In this study we report that retinoic acid treatment of cultured psoriatic fibroblasts modifies their subsequent cAMP dependent protein phosphorylation. In the soluble fraction of normal fibroblasts cAMP clearly enhances the in vitro phosphorylation of proteins of MW 37,49,54,56,68,83 kD while retinoic acid treatment of the same cells results in a decrease of the cAMP dependent phosphorylation of the first five of the same proteins. In contrast, in psoriatic fibroblasts from psoriatic patients retinoic acid either has no effect or increases the cAMP dependent phosphorylation of some of these proteins. Moreover the phosphorylation of a protein of MW 54 kD, undetectable in untreated psoriatic cells, is more phosphorylated in the presence of cAMP after retinoic acid treatment. The appearance of this phosphorylated proteins is time dependent and dose dependent upon the addition of retinoic acid. These in vitro phosphorylation results suggest that retinoic acid treatment of psoriatic fibroblasts change the level of cAMP dependent phosphorylation of some cytosolic proteins. These specific phosphorylations could be implicated in a variation of cell functions.
This article was published in Biochem Biophys Res Commun
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research