Timothy Angelotti MD, PhD

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  • Activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase is necessary for differentiation of FDC-P1 cells following stimulation of type III receptor tyrosine kinases CELL GROWTH & DIFFERENTIATION Kubota, Y., Angelotti, T., Niederfellner, G., Herbst, R., Ullrich, A. 1998; 9 (3): 247-256


    Signaling molecules that are responsible for proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic cells following ectopic expression of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) were investigated in the interleukin 3 (IL-3)-dependent hematopoietic cell line, FDC-P1. Cells were transfected with human platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGF-R), macrophage colony stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R), and chimeras consisting of the extracellular domain of EGF-R and the transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains of either HER2 (HER1-2) or c-kit (EK-R). All FDC-P1 transfectants proliferated in response to the corresponding growth factor in the absence of IL-3. However, only cells expressing PDGF-R, CSF-1R, and EK-R (type III RTKs) differentiated along the monocyte-macrophage lineage after treatment with their activating ligands. Analysis of proteins from these RTK-expressing cells revealed that a Mr 85,000 protein showed in vitro phosphorylation, and V8 protease peptide mapping showed that this protein was p85, the regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase). Accordingly, activation of PDGF-R-, CSF-1R-, and EK-R-expressing cells led to an increase in PI3-kinase activity. Expression of EK-R mutant Y721F, which lacked the known p85 binding site, blocked differentiation and activation of PI3-kinase, without affecting proliferation. Last, addition of wortmannin to cells expressing PDGF-R, CSF-1R, and EK-R blocked ligand-induced differentiation in a concentration-dependent manner, and this effect correlated with wortmannin's ability to inhibit PI3-kinase. Thus, ectopic expression of both type I and III RTKs could stimulate FDC-P1 proliferation in the absence of IL-3; however, only activation of type III RTKs led to differentiation via selective coupling to p85 and PI3-kinase activation.

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