Taurine 3 pp 219-228 | Cite as

Phospholemman: A Cardiac Taurine Channel Involved in Regulation of Cell Volume

  • J. Randall Moorman
  • Larry R. Jones
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 442)

Abstract

The story begins with the study of purified plasma membrane vesicles from canine heart10,11. Phosphorylation assays showed that these vesicles contained endogenous PK-A16 and PK-C24 activities. PK-A phosphorylated several proteins in cardiac SL vesicles, the major one of which migrated with an apparent Mr=15,000 on sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). PK-C, in contrast, phosphorylated only one substrate in cardiac SL vesicles, also of Mr=15,00016,24. Based on these results, this major SL protein substrate of PK-A and PK-C was provisionally named the “15-kDa protein.” Phosphorylation by PK-A and PK-C was additive, suggesting that at least two different sites of the protein were phosphorylated. In rodent hearts perfused with β-adrenergic23 and α1-adrenergic15 agonists, the “15-kDa protein” was again the major SL substrate phosphorylated, and 32P-labeling of the protein in actively contracting myocardium correlated with the positive inotropic response induced by either agonist. Thus, results with intact myocardial tissue strongly supported a functional role for “15-kDa protein” phosphorylation by PK-A and PK-C. Phosphorylation of the “15-kDa protein” in cardiac membrane preparations and in intact cells was confirmed in other laboratories12,17,18,26. The protein was purified, cloned, and sequenced22, and was named PHOSPHOLEMMAN (PLM). This name denotes the protein’s location within the plasma membrane and its characteristic multisite phosphorylation. The mature protein (that present in SL vesicles) contained only 72 amino acids (Fig. 1), whose sequence is as follows:

E1APQEHDPFTYEYQSLR I 18 GGLIIAGILFILGILIVLS 37 RRCRCKFNQQQRTGEPDEEE GTFR S 62 SIRRLS 68 TRRR72

Keywords

Xenopus Oocyte Regulatory Volume Decrease Anion Current Positive Inotropic Response Membrane Phosphoprotein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Randall Moorman
    • 1
  • Larry R. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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