Original Article

Angiotensin II stimulates phosphorylation of 4E-binding protein 1 and p70 S6 kinase in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells

Authors: Na LI, Ke-gui WU, Xiang-yu WANG, Liang-di XIE, Chang-sheng XU, Hua-jun WANG

Abstract

AIM:
To examine the regulatory effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) on the phosphorylation of 4E-binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) and p70 S6 kinase in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), and the contribution of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (PKB) signaling pathway in this process.
METHODS:
VSMC obtained from rat thoracic aortas were cultured. The phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 and p70 S6 kinase was detected by immunoblotting.
RESULTS:
Ang II significantly increased the phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 and p70 S6 kinase, with the peaks occurring at, respectively, 10 min and 30 min, after stimulation with Ang II. The stimulatory effect of Ang II on 4E-BP1 and p70 S6 kinase phosphorylation was abrogated by Ang II type 1 receptor (A(T1) receptor) antagonist losartan, and suppressed by PI3K inhibitor LY294002 in a concentration-dependent manner.
CONCLUSION:
Ang II treatment of VSMC induces the phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 and p70 S6 kinase via A(T1) receptor, and PI3K signaling pathway is involved in this process.
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