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1-Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity is required for insulin-stimulated glucose transport but not for RAS activation in CHO cells.

Hara K., Yonezawa K., Sakaue H., Ando A., Kotani K., Kitamura T., Kitamura Y., Ueda H., Stephens L., Jackson T.R., et al.

Insulin stimulation drives the formation of a complex between tyrosine-phosphorylated insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) and 1-phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase; ATP:1-phosphatidyl-1D-myo-inositol 3-phosphotransferase, EC, a heterodimer consisting of regulatory 85-kDa (p85) and catalytic 110-kDa (p110) subunits. This interaction takes place via the phosphorylated YMXM motifs of IRS-1 and the Src homology region 2 (SH2) domains of p85. In this study, the stable overexpression in a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line of a mutant p85 alpha (delta p85) protein, which lacks a binding site for p110, disrupted the complex formation between IRS-1 and the catalytic subunit of PI 3-kinase in intact cells during insulin stimulation. Activation of insulin receptor kinase and the tyrosine phosphorylation of IRS-1 remained unaffected. In this cell line, both insulin-stimulated accumulation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate and the insulin-stimulated glucose uptake due to the translocation of GLUT1 glucose transporters were markedly impaired, whereas neither phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate-stimulated glucose uptake nor the insulin-stimulated activation of RAS was impaired. These results suggest that PI 3-kinase is required for glucose transport in insulin signaling in CHO cells.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 91:7415-7419(1994) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

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