CDK5 phosphorylates eNOS at Ser-113 and regulates NO production

Chien Hsing Lee, Yin Win Wei, Yi Ting Huang, Yuh Te Lin, Yu Cheng Lee, Kuen Haur Lee, Pei Jung Lu

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Phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is key mechanism in response to various forms of cellular stimulation. Through protein nitration by peroxynitrite, eNOS is believed to be responsible for the major abnormalities in several important neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's diseases (PD). Recent studies provide important in vivo evidence that hyperactivation of Cdk5 by p25 plays an essential role in the cell death of neurons in experimental models of AD and PD. This study focuses on the functional regulation of eNOS by Cdk5/p35 complex in a phosphorylation dependent manner. Our results showed that Cdk5 can phosphorylate eNOS both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro kinase assay together with the bioinformatic analysis and site direct mutagenesis revealed that Ser-113 is the major phosphorylation site for Cdk5. Most interestingly, the nitrite production was significantly reduced in eNOS and Cdk5/p35 cotransfected SH-SY5Y cells when compared with co-transfection of Cdk5/p35 and S113A. Together, our data suggest that Cdk5 can phosphorylate eNOS at the Ser-113 site and down-regulate eNOS-derived NO levels.
頁(從 - 到)112-117
期刊Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
出版狀態已發佈 - 5月 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物化學
  • 細胞生物學
  • 分子生物學


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