PI(3,4)P2 is dephosphorylated to PI4P by PTEN at the plasma membrane

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Reaction [transition]
Homo sapiens
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At the plasma membrane, phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate 3-phosphatase and dual-specificity protein phosphatase aka phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) dephosphorylates phosphatidylinositol 3,4-bisphosphate (PI(3,4)P2) to phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) (Myers et al. 1998, Das et al. 2003).
Early studies indicated that magnesium ion, Mg2+, was needed for the catalytic activity of PTEN isolated from bovine thymus (Kabuyama et al. 1996). Subsequent studies have shown that PTEN was catalytically active in buffers free of magnesium and magnesium was not detected as part of the PTEN crystal (Lee et al. 1999).
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8681945 Purification and characterization of the phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate phosphatase in bovine thymus

Fukui, Y, Kabuyama, Y, Homma, Y, Nakatsu, N

Eur. J. Biochem. 1996
9811831 The lipid phosphatase activity of PTEN is critical for its tumor supressor function

Stolarov, JP, van der Kaay, J, Myers, MP, Pass, I, Downes, CP, Batty, IH, Wigler, MH, Tonks, NK, Hemmings, BA

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1998
12808147 Membrane-binding and activation mechanism of PTEN

Das, S, Cho, W, Dixon, JE

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2003
10555148 Crystal structure of the PTEN tumor suppressor: implications for its phosphoinositide phosphatase activity and membrane association

Georgescu, MM, Pavletich, NP, Shi, Y, Maehama, T, Pandolfi, P, Yang, H, Lee, JO, Dixon, JE, Di Cristofano, A

Cell 1999
Catalyst Activity

phosphatidylinositol-3,4-bisphosphate 3-phosphatase activity of PTEN [cytosol]

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