Nuclear phosphoproteins and protein kinases of human normal and benign hyperplastic prostate (BPH) were studied in an effort to delineate their properties and to identify any underlying differences therein. Chromatin-associated protein kinases active towards Phosvitin, lysine-rich histone, and endogenous nonhistone proteins were characterized in human prostatic nuclei. The general properties of the human chromatin-associated prostatic protein kinases were similar to those of rat ventral prostate chromatin. Polyamines stimulated the phosphorylation of endogenous nonhistone proteins and Phosvitin. Protein kinases active towards Phosvitin and lysine-rich histones were unaltered in chromatin from BPH tissue as compared with the normal prostate. However, phosphorylation of chromatin-associated nonhistone proteins was markedly enhanced (average, 123%) in BPH tissue as compared with the normal tissue. The results indicate a change in the protein kinase reaction specifically involving chromatin-associated nonhistone proteins of BPH tissue as compared with normal human prostate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - May 1 1985|