The kinase inhibitor iso-H7 stimulates rat satellite cell differentiation through a non-protein kinase C pathway by increasing myogenin expression level

Catherine Lagord, M. P. Leibovitch, G. Carpentier, S. A. Leibovitch, I. Martelly*

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Abstract

We analysed the signaling pathways involved in myogenic differentiation of primary cultures of rat satellite cells using substances targeting the protein kinase C (PKC) and the cAMP protein kinase (PKA) pathways. We have previously shown that iso-H7, which putatively inhibits both PKC and PKA, strongly stimulates satellite cell differentiation, as well as the PKA inhibitor HA1004. In the study reported here, the effects of iso-H7 on satellite cell differentiation were compared to those observed in the presence of agents which reduce PKC activity. It was shown that treatments with the highly specific PKC inhibitor GF109203X or with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) which induced a partial PKC downregulation, did not significantly alter myogenic differentiation. Northern blot analyses showed that iso-H7 activated the expression of myogenin but not that of MyoD mRNA. Concurrently, iso-H7 increased myosin light-chain mRNA expression. In contrast, TPA had no effect on these syntheses. Taken together, these results showed that iso-H7 did not act intracellularly as a PKC inhibitor but rather as a PKA inhibitor as previously suggested. Our results are compatible with the hypothesis that a reduction in PKA activity controls satellite cell myogenesis through an increased myogenin mRNA expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalCell Biology and Toxicology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • adult myoblasts
  • myogenesis
  • PKA inhibition
  • PKC
  • primary culture

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