The involvement of protein kinase C in activation-induced cell death in T-cell hybridoma

Lee-Way Jin, Kayo Inaba, Tsunao Saitoh

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Abstract

T-cell hybridoma activated by a variety of stimuli such as anti-cell surface antigen, notably CD3 and T-cell receptors, and Con A undergoes a cell lysis process called activation-induced cell death (AICD). It was found that the major protein kinase C (PKC) isoform in the 2B4.11 T-cell hybridoma, PKC(α), was translocated from the cytosolic to the particulate fraction when these hybridoma cells were induced to die by plastic-adsorbed anti-CD3 antibodies. Inhibitors of protein phosphorylation rescued 2B4.11 cells from AICD as determined by the analysis of cellular metabolism and the proportion of living cells. Furthermore, PKC(α) down-regulation by phorbol ester treatment abolished AICD, and the degree of PKC down-regulation correlated well with the degree of AICD abolishment, suggesting that PKC activation represents an essential step in the molecular mechanisms underlying AICD in this T-cell hybridoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-227
Number of pages11
JournalCellular Immunology
Volume144
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology

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