Abstract:The cyclic AMP-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE4) isoform PDE4A5 interacted with the immunophilin XAP2 in a yeast two-hybrid assay. The interaction was confirmed in biochemical pull-down analyses. The interaction was specific, in that PDE4A5 did not interact with the closely related immunophilins AIPL1, FKBP51, or FKBP52. XAP2 also did not interact with other PDE4A isoforms or typical isoforms from the three other PDE4 subfamilies. Functionally, XAP2 reversibly inhibited the enzymatic activity of PDE4A5, increa… Show more
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