Radiolabeling of catalytic subunits of pi 3-kinases with 17β-hydroxy-16α-(125I)iodowortmannin: Identification of the Gβγ-sensitive isoform as a complex composed of 45- and 100-kda subunits

Hiroshi Kurosu, Osamu Hazeki, Iwao Kukimoto, Shinobu Honzawa, Masakatsu Shibasaki, Masahisa Nakada, Michio Ui, Toshiaki Katada

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A fungal metabolite, wortmannin, is a potent inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinases. In the present study, we prepared a radio-labeled derivative of wortmannin, 17β-hydroxy-16α-[125I] iodowortmannin. The compound bound tightly to a 110-kDa subunit in the previously identified isoform of PI 3-kinase (p85/p110), and also to a 100-kDa peptide in a partially purified preparation of another isoform of PI 3-kinase whose activity was markedly stimulated by the βγ subunits of GTP-binding proteins (Gβγ). The binding to both peptides was inhibited by non-radiolabeled wortmannin and also by LY294002, another inhibitor of PI 3-kinases. An antibody against p85 recognized a 46-kDa peptide in the Gβγ-sensitive isozyme and precipitated the 100-kDa peptide specifically labeled with 17β-hydroxy-16α-[125I] iodowortmannin. These results suggested that the newly found isozyme was a complex composed of 46-kDa and 100-kDa peptides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-661
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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