Wenzel-Seifert, K. and Schächtele, C. and Seifert, Roland
N-protein kinase C isoenzymes may be involved in the regulation of various neutrophil functions.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications 200 (3), pp. 1536-1543.
The role of protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes in the regulation of cell functions is largely unknown. We studied the effects of 2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-3- [1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]-maleinimide (Gö 6850), a selective inhibitor of c- and n-PKC isoenzymes, and 12-(2-cyanoethyl)-6,7,12,13-tetrahydro-13-methyl-5-oxo-5H-indolo[2 ,3- a]pyrrolo[3, 4-c]-carbazole (Gö 6976), an inhibitor of c-PKC isoenzymes, on various human neutrophil functions. Gö 6850 inhibited 4 beta-phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-, 1,2-dicaprylyl- glycerol- and chemotactic peptide-induced superoxide anion formation with half-maximal effects at 100 nM, 240 nM and 850 nM, respectively. Gö 6850 reverted PMA-mediated inhibition of chemotactic peptide-induced rises in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration with a half-maximal effect at 480 nM. Gö 6850 (1 microM) inhibited PMA-induced lysozyme release by 55%. Gö 6976 had no effect on the parameters studied. Our data suggest the following: (1) n- Rather than c-PKC isoenzymes are involved in the regulation of various human neutrophil functions. (2) Different n-PKC isoenzymes may mediate activation of NADPH oxidase by various stimuli. (3) Different n-PKC isoenzymes may be involved in the mediation of the effects of PMA on various cell functions.