PubMed 12475761

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Automatically associated channels: Kv1.5 , Kv1.6

Title: PDGF upregulates delayed rectifier via Src family kinases and sphingosine kinase in oligodendroglial progenitors.

Authors: Betty Soliven, Lan Ma, Hyun Bae, Bernard Attali, Alexander Sobko, Tamaki Iwase

Journal, date & volume: Am. J. Physiol., Cell Physiol., 2003 Jan , 284, C85-93

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An increase in the expression of the delayed rectifier current (I(K)) has been shown to correlate with mitogenesis in many cell types. However, pathways involved in the upregulation of I(K) by growth factors in oligodendroglial progenitors (OPs) have not been well-elucidated. In this study, we found that treatment with platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor but not ciliary neurotrophic factor resulted in increased I(K) density and upregulation of Kv1.5 and Kv1.6 mRNA transcripts. The effect of PDGF on I(K) was blocked by mimosine, a cell cycle inhibitor, and by genistein, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Using inhibitors of PDGF-activated pathways, we found that PDGF-induced upregulation of Kv1.5 and I(K) density involves Src family tyrosine kinases, sphingosine kinase, and intracellular Ca(2+) but not ERK1/2 or phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathways. Furthermore, agents that were effective inhibitors of PDGF-induced I(K) upregulation also attenuated OP proliferation, supporting the concept that I(K) is an important link between PDGF-activated signaling cascades and cell cycle progression.