Phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase plays an important role in the signalling of cell growth. We previously purified two types of PI 3-kinase from bovine thymus, a monomer from (PI 3-kinase I) and a heterodimer form (PI 3-kinase II) [Shibasaki, Homma and Takenawa (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 8108-8114]. Here we examine the properties of these purified PI 3-kinases. Both PI 3-kinases were inhibited strongly by quercetin and isoquercetin. The inhibition of PI 3-kinase I and PI 3-kinase II by quercetin appears to be non-competitive, with apparent Ki values of 4 microM and 2.5 microM respectively. PI 3-kinase II, but not PI 3-kinase I, co-immunoprecipitates with pp60v-src and polyoma middle T (mT)/pp60c-src, even under conditions where the PI 3-kinases are not phosphorylated, suggesting that non-phosphorylated PI 3-kinase recognizes autophosphorylated pp60v-src. PI 3-kinase II is phosphorylated by pp60v-src and binds to it. Anti-p85 (85 kDa subunit of PI 3-kinase II) antibody precipitates not only PI 3-kinase II but also co-immunoprecipitates pp60v-src in src-transformed cells, suggesting that PI 3-kinase II binds to pp60v-src in vivo. These data suggest that the two PI 3-kinases may be regulated independently.
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