Indexed on: 01 Jul '88Published on: 01 Jul '88Published in: Cell Biochemistry and Function
As has been previously reported one surge in cytosolic calmodulin is produced between 4 and 12 h after a partial hepatectomy. Moreover, a surge in cytosolic cyclic AMP and another in cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase activity can be detected during the late period of the prereplicative phase of liver regeneration after a partial hepatectomy. It is known that these three surges are involved in triggering DNA synthesis. By kinetic studies and by injecting transcription (actinomycin D) and translation (cycloheximide) inhibitors into hepatectomized rats we have demonstrated that the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase surge is produced by new synthesis of the enzyme. In thyroparathyroidectomized rats subjected to a partial hepatectomy the calmodulin surge was similar to that observed in normal hepatectomized rats whereas the surge in cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase activity was strongly decreased suggesting that the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase surge is not generated by the previous surge in calmodulin.