Neuroscience Information Framework

Options
Only Pubmed Central
Include Pubmed Central
Sections
Title
Abstract
Introduction
Methods
Results
Supplement
Appendix
Contributions
Background
Commentary
Funding
Limitations
Caption
FILTERS

Serine phosphorylation and negative regulation of Stat3 by JNK.

Authors:
Lim CP, Cao X
Affiliation:
Journal:
The Journal of biological chemistry

Abstract

STATs are activated by various cytokines and growth factors via tyrosine phosphorylation, which leads to sequential dimer formation, nuclear translocation, binding to specific DNA sequences, and regulation of gene expression. Recently, serine phosphorylation of Stat3 on Ser-727 by ERK has been identified in response to epidermal growth factor (EGF). Here, we report that Ser-727 phosphorylation of Stat3 can also be induced by JNK and activated either by stress or by its upstream kinase and that various stress treatments induce serine phosphorylation of Stat3 in the absence of tyrosine phosphorylation. Inhibitors of ERK and p38 did not inhibit UV-induced Stat3 serine phosphorylation, suggesting that neither of them is involved. We further demonstrate that JNK1, activated by its upstream kinase MKK7, negatively regulated the tyrosine phosphorylation and DNA binding and transcriptional activities of Stat3 stimulated by EGF. Correspondingly, pretreatment of cells with UV reduced the EGF-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation and phosphotyrosine-dependent activities of Stat3. The inhibitory effect was not observed for Stat1. Our results suggest that Stat3 is a target of JNK that may regulate Stat3 activity via both Ser-727 phosphorylation-dependent and -independent mechanisms.

  1. Welcome

    Welcome to NIF. Explore available research resources: data, tools and materials, from across the web

  2. Community Resources

    Search for resources specially selected for NIF community

  3. More Resources

    Search across hundreds of additional biomedical databases

  4. Literature

    Search Pub Med abstracts and full text from PubMed Central

  5. Insert your Query

    Enter your search terms here and hit return. Search results for the selected tab will be returned.

  6. Join the Community

    Click here to login or register and join this community.

  7. Categories

    Narrow your search by selecting a category. For additional help in searching, view our tutorials.

  8. Query Info

    Displays the total number of search results. Provides additional information on search terms, e.g., automated query expansions, and any included categories or facets. Expansions, filters and facets can be removed by clicking on the X. Clicking on the + restores them.

  9. Search Results

    Displays individual records and a brief description. Click on the icons below each record to explore additional display options.

X