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Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel dual-specificity phosphatase 23 gene from human fetal brain.

Wu Q., Li Y., Gu S., Li N., Zheng D., Li D., Zheng Z., Ji C., Xie Y., Mao Y.

Most of dual-specificity protein phosphatases (DSPs) play an important role in the regulation of mitogenic signal transduction and controlling the cell cycle in response to extracellular stimuli. In this study, a novel human dual-specificity protein phosphatases gene named dual-specificity phosphatase 23 (DUSP23) was isolated by large-scale sequencing analysis of a human fetal brain cDNA library. Its cDNA was 726 bp in length, encoding a 150-amino acid polypeptide which contained a dual-specificity phosphatase catalytic (DSPc) domain but not a CDC25 homology (CH2) domain. Reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) revealed that the DUSP23 was expressed in most fetal tissues and two adult tissues: testis and colon. Transient transfection experiment suggested that DUSP23 was localized in the cytoplasm of HEK293 cells. DUSP23 showed distinctive phosphatase activity toward p-nitrophenyl phosphate (pNPP), as well as oligopeptides containing phospho-tyrosine and phospho-threonine residues. Furthermore, DUSP23 could dephosphorylate p44ERK1 but not p38 and p54SAPKbeta in vitro. All the results indicated that DUSP23 was a novel protein phosphatase with dual substrate specificity.

Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 36:1542-1553(2004) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

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