Cross-talk between the Platelet-derived Growth Factor and the Insulin Signaling Pathways in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes

Jean-Marc Ricort, Jean-François Tanti, Emmanuel Van Obberghen, Yannick Le Marchand-Brustel
1997 Journal of Biological Chemistry  
Phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase is activated by various growth factors such as PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) and insulin. The aim of the present study was to determine whether PDGF could modulate insulin activation of PI 3-kinase in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. When cells were preincubated for 5-15 min with PDGF, PI 3-kinase activity associated to insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS 1) in response to insulin was decreased, due to reduced association of the PI 3-kinase p85 subunit with IRS 1. In
more » ... ddition, following this PDGF pretreatment, the tyrosine phosphorylation of IRS 1 in response to insulin and its electrophoretic mobility were diminished. The change in the mobility of IRS 1 could be attributed to PDGF-induced serine/threonine phosphorylation of the protein which was partly inhibited by PI 3-kinase inhibitors. By contrast, epidermal growth factor, which does not stimulate PI 3-kinase, had no effect on the association of PI 3-kinase with IRS 1 in response to insulin. This series of results indicates that the PDGFinduced serine/threonine phosphorylation of IRS 1 could be due to activation of PI 3-kinase pathway. Furthermore, this phosphorylation of IRS 1 is associated with a decrease in its tyrosine phosphorylation by insulin and in its association with the p85 subunit of PI 3-kinase. This study suggests that a cross-talk exists between the different pathways stimulated by PDGF and insulin in intact cells.
doi:10.1074/jbc.272.32.19814 pmid:9242642 fatcat:2bcpvcawcvftdel65moejgh3o4