Glycosyl-phosphatidyl inositol-phospholipase type D: A possible candidate for the generation of second messengers Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Anthracosis
  • Lung Transplantation


  • Membrane associated glycosyl-phosphatidylinositols have been shown to be the precursors of inositol phosphoglycan second messengers. Extraction of human liver membranes and purification by serial thin layer chromatography revealed three glycolipids which co-migrated with glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol from rat liver. These lipidic fractions were partially sensitive to treatment with nitrous acid and to hydrolysis by glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase D from bovine serum. In parallel, glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol isolated from rat liver was found to be a substrate for the enzyme generating a biologically active inositol phosphoglycan species (determined by measuring inhibition of protein kinase A activity and stimulation of cell proliferation within the chicken embryo cochleovestibular ganglion). This molecule was recognised by an anti-inositol phosphoglycan antibody. Hence, we propose that glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase D could be implicated in cellular signalling.

publication date

  • April 17, 1997



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/bbrc.1997.6475

PubMed ID

  • 9144552

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 432

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  • 7


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