Diverse regulation of AKT and GSK-3β by O-GlcNAcylation in various types of cells

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Protein kinase B (AKT) and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) are major components of insulin-AKT signaling that plays crucial roles in various types of tissue. Recent studies found that these two kinases are modified posttranslationally by O-GlcNAcylation. Here, we demonstrate that O-GlcNAcylation regulated phosphorylation/activation of AKT and GSK-3β in different manners in kidney HEK-293FT cells, but did not affect these two kinases in hepatic HepG2 cells. In neuronal cells, O-GlcNAcylation regulated phosphorylation of AKT negatively, but had no effect on GSK-3β. These results suggest protein-specific and cell type-specific regulation of AKT and GSK-3β by O-GlcNAcylation. Therefore, studies on the roles of AKT and GSK-3β O-GlcNAcylation should be done in a tissue- and cell type-specific manner. Crown Copyright © 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Federation of European Biochemical society. All rights reserved.




Shi, J., Wu, S., Dai, C. L., Li, Y., Grundke-Iqbal, I., Iqbal, K., … Gong, C. X. (2012). Diverse regulation of AKT and GSK-3β by O-GlcNAcylation in various types of cells. FEBS Letters, 586(16), 2443–2450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2012.05.063

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