Protein tyrosine phosphorylation was examined on a human glioblastoma cell line, T98G, after exposure to oxidative stress in vitro. Hydrogen peroxide (1 mM) markedly induced tyrosine phosphorylation of a 125 kDa protein at 30 min after stimulation. The 125-kDa molecule phosphorylated was revealed to be a focal adhesion kinase (FAK). Tyrosine phosphorylation of p125FAK continued at least up to 5h, and decreased after 8h concomitant with apoptosis. Tyrosine phosphorylation of p125FAK was blocked by herbimycin A, a potent inhibitor of protein tyrosine kinases, while apoptosis was accelerated. When T98G cells were incubated with FAK antisense oligonucleotide, apoptosis was also accelerated. These results suggest that tyrosine phosphorylation of p125FAK plays a suppressive role in hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Dec 29|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology