Crosstalk between cAMP-dependent kinase and MAP kinase through a protein tyrosine phosphatase

Nat Cell Biol. 1999 Sep;1(5):305-11. doi: 10.1038/13024.

Abstract

The haematopoietic protein tyrosine phosphatase (HePTP) is a negative regulator of the MAP kinases Erk1, Erk2 and p38. HePTP binds to these kinases through a kinase-interaction motif (KIM) in its non-catalytic amino terminus and inactivates them by dephosphorylating the critical phosphorylated tyrosine residue in their activation loop. Here we show that cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) phosphorylates serine residue 23 in the KIM of HePTP in vitro and in intact cells. This modification reduces binding of MAP kinases to the KIM, an effect that is prevented by mutation of serine 23 to alanine. The PKA-mediated release of MAP kinase from HePTP is sufficient to activate the kinase and to induce transcription from the c-fos promoter. Expression of a HePTP serine-23-to-alanine mutant inhibits MAP-kinase dissociation and activation and induction of transcription from the c-fos promoter. We conclude that HePTP not only controls the activity of MAP kinases, but also mediates crosstalk between the cAMP system and the MAP-kinase cascade.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Alanine
  • Amino Acid Substitution
  • Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases / chemistry
  • Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Jurkat Cells
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1 / metabolism
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 3
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases / chemistry
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases / metabolism*
  • Models, Chemical
  • Mutagenesis, Site-Directed
  • Phosphorylation
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 6
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases / metabolism*
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases, Non-Receptor
  • Recombinant Proteins / chemistry
  • Recombinant Proteins / metabolism
  • Serine
  • Signal Transduction
  • Substrate Specificity
  • p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases

Substances

  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Serine
  • Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 3
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
  • p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
  • PTPN6 protein, human
  • PTPN7 protein, human
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 6
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases, Non-Receptor
  • Alanine