Activation of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) pathway may induce cAMP-response element-binding protein (CREB) phosphorylation either directly or via cross-talk mechanisms with other signal transduction pathways. In this study, we have investigated in striatal primary cultures the mechanism by which activation of the cAMP/PKA-dependent pathway leads to CREB phosphorylation via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-dependent pathway. We have found that PKA-induced CREB phosphorylation and CREB-dependent transcription are mediated by calcium (Ca(2+)) release from intracellular stores and are blocked by inhibitors of the protein kinase C and ERK pathways. This mechanism appears to be mediated by the small G-protein Rap1, whose activation appears to be primed by PKA-induced Ca(2+) release but not further induced by direct or indirect PKA- or protein kinase C-dependent phosphorylation. These results suggest that, in striatal neurons, intracellular Ca(2+) release, Rap1, and ERK pathway play a crucial role in the PKA-induced CREB phosphorylation and CREB-dependent

cAMP-dependent protein kinase induces cAMP-response element-binding protein phosphorylation via an intracellular calcium release/ERK-dependent pathway in striatal neurons.

FELICIELLO, ANTONIO;AVVEDIMENTO, VITTORIO ENRICO;
2001

Abstract

Activation of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) pathway may induce cAMP-response element-binding protein (CREB) phosphorylation either directly or via cross-talk mechanisms with other signal transduction pathways. In this study, we have investigated in striatal primary cultures the mechanism by which activation of the cAMP/PKA-dependent pathway leads to CREB phosphorylation via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-dependent pathway. We have found that PKA-induced CREB phosphorylation and CREB-dependent transcription are mediated by calcium (Ca(2+)) release from intracellular stores and are blocked by inhibitors of the protein kinase C and ERK pathways. This mechanism appears to be mediated by the small G-protein Rap1, whose activation appears to be primed by PKA-induced Ca(2+) release but not further induced by direct or indirect PKA- or protein kinase C-dependent phosphorylation. These results suggest that, in striatal neurons, intracellular Ca(2+) release, Rap1, and ERK pathway play a crucial role in the PKA-induced CREB phosphorylation and CREB-dependent
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