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Mol Cell Biochem 2011, PMID: 20924651

The α-isoform of class II phosphoinositide 3-kinase is necessary for the activation of ERK but not Akt/PKB.

Cui, Z G; Hong, N Y; Kang, H K; Lee, D H; Lee, Y K; Park, D B

Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are key enzymes that activate intracellular signaling molecules when a number of different growth factors bind to cell surface receptors. PI3Ks are divided into three classes (I, II, III), and enzymes of each class have different tissue specificities and physiological functions. The α-isoform (PI3K-C2α) of class II PI3Ks is considered ubiquitous and preferentially activated by insulin. Our previous study showed that suppression of PI3K-C2α leads to apoptotic cell death. The aim of this study is to determine whether depletion of PI3K-C2α affects ERK or PKB/Akt activity following stimulation with serum and insulin growth factors in Chinese hamster ovary cells expressing human insulin receptors (CHO-IR) and human HepG2 liver cells. Different antisense oligonucleotides (ODNs), which were designed based on the sequence of the C2 domain of the human PI3K-C2α gene, were transfected into cells to inhibit PI3K-C2α expression. Insulin- or serum-induced stimulation of ERK was significantly suppressed by depletion of PI3K-C2α, whereas phosphorylation of IRS-1 and the stimulation of PKB/Akt by insulin were not affected. The number of apoptotic cells was also increased by depletion of PI3K-C2α protein levels. Taken together, our data indicate that PI3K-C2α may be a crucial factor in the stimulation of ERK activity in response to serum or insulin, whereas it is less important for the stimulation of PKB/Akt activity in response to insulin.

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Text Mining Data

ERK — PI3K-C2a: " The aim of this study is to determine whether depletion of PI3K-C2a affects ERK or PKB/Akt activity following stimulation with serum and insulin growth factors in Chinese hamster ovary cells expressing human insulin receptors ( CHO-IR ) and human HepG2 liver cells "

PKB/Akt — PI3K-C2a: " The aim of this study is to determine whether depletion of PI3K-C2a affects ERK or PKB/Akt activity following stimulation with serum and insulin growth factors in Chinese hamster ovary cells expressing human insulin receptors ( CHO-IR ) and human HepG2 liver cells "

PKB/Akt — PI3K-C2a: " The aim of this study is to determine whether depletion of PI3K-C2a affects ERK or PKB/Akt activity following stimulation with serum and insulin growth factors in Chinese hamster ovary cells expressing human insulin receptors ( CHO-IR ) and human HepG2 liver cells "

ERK → PI3K-C2a: " Insulin- or serum induced stimulation of ERK was significantly suppressed by depletion of PI3K-C2a , whereas phosphorylation of IRS-1 and the stimulation of PKB/Akt by insulin were not affected "

PKB/Akt → insulin: " Insulin- or serum induced stimulation of ERK was significantly suppressed by depletion of PI3K-C2a, whereas phosphorylation of IRS-1 and the stimulation of PKB/Akt by insulin were not affected "

PKB/Akt → insulin: " Insulin- or serum induced stimulation of ERK was significantly suppressed by depletion of PI3K-C2a, whereas phosphorylation of IRS-1 and the stimulation of PKB/Akt by insulin were not affected "

IRS-1 → insulin: " Insulin- or serum induced stimulation of ERK was significantly suppressed by depletion of PI3K-C2a, whereas phosphorylation of IRS-1 and the stimulation of PKB/Akt by insulin were not affected "

ERK → insulin: " Taken together, our data indicate that PI3K-C2a may be a crucial factor in the stimulation of ERK activity in response to serum or insulin , whereas it is less important for the stimulation of PKB/Akt activity in response to insulin "

PKB/Akt → insulin: " Taken together, our data indicate that PI3K-C2a may be a crucial factor in the stimulation of ERK activity in response to serum or insulin, whereas it is less important for the stimulation of PKB/Akt activity in response to insulin "

PKB/Akt → insulin: " Taken together, our data indicate that PI3K-C2a may be a crucial factor in the stimulation of ERK activity in response to serum or insulin, whereas it is less important for the stimulation of PKB/Akt activity in response to insulin "

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