Cyclic AMP inhibits phosphatidylinositol-coupled and-uncoupled mitogenic signals in T lymphocytes. Evidence that cAMP alters PKC-induced transcription regulation … Academic Article uri icon


  • T lymphocyte stimulation via the Ag receptor results in activation of phospholipase C gamma 1 that catalyses the hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol (PI). The hydrolysis generates inositol phosphate and diacylglycerol, which in turn, increase intracellular Ca2+ concentration and activates protein kinase C, respectively. Agonists operating via the adenylate cyclase pathway or cell permeable cAMP analogues inhibit T cell activation by interfering with the PI- turnover. We have shown that dbcAMP inhibits PI-independent mitogenic signals in T cells after stimulation with TPA plus ionomycin. dbcAMP inhibited the TPA plus ionomycin- induced transcription of IL-2 and IL-2R genes in EL4 cells, suggesting interference with biochemic events downstream to PI hydrolysis and upstream to transcription of early activation genes. Because many of the early genes operating in T cell mitogenesis …

publication date

  • April 1, 1994