In hepatocytes in culture, ornithine aminotransferase activity remained higher when the cells were cultured at low oxygen tension (5%) than at high tension (21%), that is, it was higher in hepatovenous conditions. Northern blot analysis showed that the amount of the specific mRNA for the enzyme was also higher. Results of experiments performed in the presence of CoCl2, to replace the central Fe2+ in heme, or succinylacetone, to inhibit heme synthesis, support the view that a heme protein participates in the regulation of ornithine aminotransferase activity by oxygen. The oxygen sensor does not appear to act through phosphorylation by kinase C, as TPA has no significant effect on the process, but a phosphorylation dependent on cAMP might be involved.

Modulation of ornithine aminotransferase activity by oxygen in rat hepatocyte cultures.

COLOMBATTO, Sebastiano;GIRIBALDI, Giuliana;GRILLO, Maria Angelica
1994

Abstract

In hepatocytes in culture, ornithine aminotransferase activity remained higher when the cells were cultured at low oxygen tension (5%) than at high tension (21%), that is, it was higher in hepatovenous conditions. Northern blot analysis showed that the amount of the specific mRNA for the enzyme was also higher. Results of experiments performed in the presence of CoCl2, to replace the central Fe2+ in heme, or succinylacetone, to inhibit heme synthesis, support the view that a heme protein participates in the regulation of ornithine aminotransferase activity by oxygen. The oxygen sensor does not appear to act through phosphorylation by kinase C, as TPA has no significant effect on the process, but a phosphorylation dependent on cAMP might be involved.
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COLOMBATTO S; GIRIBALDI G; VARGIU C; GRILLO MA
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