The Effect of Cyclic Amp on Membrane-Bound Protein-Kinases and Phosphatases in Mammalian Tissues

  • R. Rodnight
  • M. Weller
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Protein kinases, activated by cyclic AMP, occur in several locations in the mammalian cell. They mediate the transfer of the γ-phosphoryl group of ATP to serine hydroxyl groups in cellular proteins which may or may not be enzymes. The most widely investigated kinase of this nature is that involved in the control of glycogen metabolism [1] and in this case, the acceptors are enzymes. In the nucleus non-enzymic proteins, including histones, have been identified as acceptors for the nuclear protein kinase [2]. Protein kinase-like activity also occurs in cell membrane fragments [3] and in neurotubular sub-units [4] but in these latter two cases the nature of the acceptor proteins are unknown. In the cytoplasm, nucleus and probably in the membrane, protein phosphatases occur in close association with the kinases and their acceptors [1, 5, 6]. These and other macromolecular complexes involved in protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation may prove to be of fundamental importance in regulating a variety of cellular processes.

Cyclic AMP

Adenosine, 3′5′ (cyclic) monophosphate.


Adenosine triphosphatase.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rodnight
    • 1
  • M. Weller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Institute of PsychiatryBritish Postgraduate Medical Federation, University of LondonUK

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