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tPhosphorylation of high-Mr caldesmon by protein kinase C modulates the regulatory function of this protein on the interaction between actin and myosin.


Tanaka T, Ohta H, Kanda K, Tanaka T, Hidaka H, Sobue K.
Eur J Biochem. 1990 Mar 30;188(3):495-500.


High-Mr caldesmon, which is involved in smooth muscle contraction, was phosphorylated by protein kinase C. By chymotryptic digestion, actin- and calmodulin-binding assays and immunoprecipitation with the antibody to the C-terminal 35-kDa fragment, we have identified that all phosphate groups are incorporated exclusively into this fragment, which is the functional domain for binding actin and calmodulin. Phosphorylation of high-Mr caldesmon and its C-terminal 35-kDa fragment reduced their binding abilities to both F-actin and calmodulin. Further, their inhibitory effects on the actin-activated ATPase activity of gizzard myosin were also reversed in proportion to the degree of phosphorylation. These results suggest that phosphorylation of high-Mr caldesmon by protein kinase C, which is restricted within the C-terminal 35-kDa domain, results in the modulation of its activity in the smooth muscle actin--myosin interaction.