The incorporation of [14C] choline, [14C] ethanolamine, and [14C] serine by LAN-2 cells into their corresponding phospholipids was investigated in the presence or absence of TPA. The presence of TPA increased the amount of radioactivity incorporated into the phospholipids with a corresponding decrease in the amount of radioactivity in the cytosolic compartment compared to control cultures. There were no differences between TPA-exposed and control cells in the distribution of radioactivity in free choline, phosphorylcholine or CDP-choline of [14C] choline labeled cells. This indicates that the increased lipid labeling was not accompanied by enhanced labeling of the intermediates of the de novo pathway. These results suggest that a choline base exchange enzyme was stimulated in TPA exposed cells. In addition, the enhanced incorporation of serine by TPA into its corresponding phospholipid implies the stimulation of the serine base exchange enzyme which is responsible for phosphatidylserine synthesis in mammals.

Possible involvement of the base exchange enzymes in the phospholipid metabolism in LAN-2 cells

SORRENTINO, Giuseppe;
1993

Abstract

The incorporation of [14C] choline, [14C] ethanolamine, and [14C] serine by LAN-2 cells into their corresponding phospholipids was investigated in the presence or absence of TPA. The presence of TPA increased the amount of radioactivity incorporated into the phospholipids with a corresponding decrease in the amount of radioactivity in the cytosolic compartment compared to control cultures. There were no differences between TPA-exposed and control cells in the distribution of radioactivity in free choline, phosphorylcholine or CDP-choline of [14C] choline labeled cells. This indicates that the increased lipid labeling was not accompanied by enhanced labeling of the intermediates of the de novo pathway. These results suggest that a choline base exchange enzyme was stimulated in TPA exposed cells. In addition, the enhanced incorporation of serine by TPA into its corresponding phospholipid implies the stimulation of the serine base exchange enzyme which is responsible for phosphatidylserine synthesis in mammals.
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