Previous results suggested operative similarities between Apl II from nervous cells of Aplysia californica, εPKC from brain of vertebrates, and p105 from mantle tissue of Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk., all of them belonging to the nPKC family. The optimal substrate for Apl II and p105 from mussel is protamine sulfate. In contrast, Ca2+ inhibits p105 but does not affect Apl II. As occurs in other εPKC, p105 is autophosphorylable; however, in Apl II, no P-Tyr residues are detected in the most phosphorylated form. The presence of p105 in all the tissues of M. galloprovincialis studied, proves the important, yet unknown, physiological role that this enzyme must play.
- Protein kinase C