Inhibition of calmodulin-dependent myosin light chain kinase by growth-hormone-releasing factor and vasoactive intestinal peptide

H. Shiraga, D. Stallwood, M. Ebadi, R. Pfeiffer, D. Landers, S. Paul

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Abstract

In view of the ability of calmodulin to bind vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and growth-hormone-releasing factor (GRF) with high affinity, the effects of these neuropeptides on a model calmodulin-dependent enzyme, myosin light-chain kinase (MLCK), were studied. Both peptides were potent inhibitors of MLCK activity. The inhibition of enzyme activity by VIP and GRF was progressively overcome with increasing calmodulin concentrations, with no inhibition observed at a saturating calmodulin concentration. Nanomolar concentrations of MLCK blocked the formation of calmodulin[125I-Tyr10]VIP complexes. These data provide support for a functional role of VIP and GRF binding by calmodulin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-905
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical Journal
Volume300
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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