The biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in HEL-37 cells was followed by measuring the incorporation of [32P]Pi into PC. Incorporation was stimulated by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) and by the synthetic diacylglycerol, sn-1,2-dioctanoylglycerol (diC8), but not by sn-1-oleoyl-2-acetylglycerol or sn-1,2-dihexanoylglycerol (diC6). DiC8 was rapidly metabolised by HEL-37 cells to the corresponding PC and phosphatidic acid derivatives. diC8, diC6 and oleoylacetylglycerol effectively displaced [3H]phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate bound to a soluble cell extract from HEL-37 cells, but only diC8 was able to displace the labelled phorbol ester from prelabelled cells. TPA, diC8, diC6 and oleoylacetylglycerol were all effective inhibitors of 125I-labelled epidermal growth factor binding to, and gap junctional communication between, HEL-37 cells. It is concluded that only cell-permeable diacylglycerols stimulate PC biosynthesis which may therefore require interaction with membranes other than the plasma membrane.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Feb 1986|
- Phorbol ester
- Phosphatidylcholine synthesis