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Decreased autophosphorylation of EGF receptor in insulin-deficient diabetic rats.

Authors: Okamoto, M  Kahn, CR  Maron, R  White, MF 
Citation: Okamoto M, etal., Am J Physiol. 1988 Apr;254(4 Pt 1):E429-34.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:2833110

We have previously reported that despite an increase in receptor concentration, there is a decrease in autophosphorylation and tyrosine kinase activity of the insulin receptor in insulin-deficient diabetic rats. To determine if other tyrosine kinases might be altered, we have studied the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor kinase in wheat germ agglutinin-purified, Triton X-100-solubilized liver membranes from streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and the insulin-deficient BB rat. We find that autophosphorylation of EGF receptor is decreased in proportion to the severity of the diabetic state in STZ rats with a maximal decrease of 67% (P less than 0.01). A similar decrease in autophosphorylation was observed in diabetic BB rats that was partially normalized by insulin treatment. Separation of tryptic phosphopeptides by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography revealed a decrease in labeling at all sites of autophosphorylation. A parallel decrease in EGF receptor phosphorylation was also found by immunoblotting with an anti-phosphotyrosine antibody. EGF receptor concentration, determined by Scatchard analysis of 125I-labeled EGF binding, was decreased by 39% in the STZ rat (P less than 0.05) and 27% in the diabetic BB rat (not significant). Thus autophosphorylation of EGF receptor, like that of the insulin receptor, is decreased in insulin-deficient rat liver. In the case of EGF receptor, this is due in part to a decrease in receptor number and in part to a decrease in the specific activity of the kinase.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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