Protein phosphorylation with specific protein kinases plays the key role in the regulation of meiotic maturation of oocytes. However, little is known about the contribution of kinases to the temporal and positional regulation of the cytoskeleton rearrangement in maturing oocytes, including the actin cytoskeleton. In order to study a relationship between the kinase activities and actin cytoskeleton rearrangement, we analyzed protein phosphorylation in the isolated actin cytoskeleton of Xenopus laevis oocytes. Analysis of the full grown oocytes and eggs injected with [γ-32P]ATP has revealed phosphorylation of many proteins associated with the actin cytoskeleton and shown the appearance of three additional major phosphoproteins, 20, 43, and 69 kDa, during oocyte maturation. A significant number of these phosphoproteins were also found after incubation of the isolated cytoskeleton with [γ-32P]ATP in vitro, thus confirming that the kinases modifying these substrates are also specifically associated with actin. The in vivo and in vitro kinase activities were also stimulated during maturation. Analysis of kinase self-phosphorylation in situ and protein phosphorylation in solutions and substrate containing gels revealed a set of actin-associated kinases, including cAMP- and Ca2+-dependent kinases, as well as MAP, p34cdc2, and tyrosine kinase activities. Their level was the highest in the eggs. The involvement of kinases in the actin cytoskeleton rearrangement during oocyte maturation is discussed.
Russian Journal of Developmental Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 7, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera