alexa Enhanced protein kinase C activity and translocation in bipolar affective disorder brains.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Author(s): Wang HY, Friedman E

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Protein kinase C (PKC) activity and its redistribution were determined in the frontal cortices of postmortem brains of bipolar affective disorder subjects and age-, sex-, and postmortem time-matched controls. Membrane and cytosolic PKC activity was determined by histone phosphorylation using [32P]-adenosine triphosphate as substrate. Specific PKC isozyme levels were assessed by Western blot analysis using antipeptide antibodies. Brain membrane-associated PKC activity was higher in bipolar vs. control tissue. An examination of the specific PKC isozymes in cortical homogenates revealed that cytosolic alpha- and membrane-associated gamma- and zeta PKC isozymes were elevated in cortices of bipolar affective disorder subjects, whereas cytosolic epsilon PKC was found to be reduced. In control brain slices, incubation with 1 mumol/L phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) caused an increase in membrane PKC activity, whereas cytosolic enzyme activity was decreased. This redistribution of the enzyme by PMA was markedly potentiated in brain slices of bipolar subjects. The results suggest that PKC-mediated phosphorylation is increased in brains of subjects with bipolar affective illness.
This article was published in Biol Psychiatry and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics
    October 23-24, 2017 Paris, France
  • 9th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics
    October 23-25, 2017 Paris, France

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords